HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe's ruling party is demanding a vote recount and a further delay in announcing the results of Zimbabwe's presidential election, the state Sunday Mail newspaper reported, prompting outrage from the opposition party.
The Movement for Democratic Change — which claims its leader Morgan Tsvangirai won the March 29 presidential ballot outright — said it will not accept a recount.
"How do you have a vote recount for a result that has not been announced? That is ridiculous," said opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa.
He accused the ruling ZANU-PF party of vote fraud, saying that police have told opposition leaders that the ruling party has been tampering with ballots since early last week.