Friday, May 02, 2008

officials start verifying results

from the NYTimes:

A month after Zimbabwe’s disputed election, representatives of the presidential candidates finally met to begin verifying an outcome that has yet to be announced. Ministers in the government of President Robert Mugabe, left, have maintained for weeks that a runoff will be necessary with his chief rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. The verification process, which allows candidates to challenge what they think are erroneous or fraudulent tallies, could take days or longer.

The state-controlled newspaper, The Herald, reported that the police said the opposition party’s No. 2 official, Tendai Biti, was wanted for questioning for illegally claiming his party had won when the law requires that the electoral commission first declare the winner. ...

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