Politics May 02

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Zimbabwe Opposition: Results Are ‘Scandalous’

Zimbabwe's opposition party on Friday challenged results that say its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has won the first round of the presidential election with 47.9 percent of the vote -- but not enough to avoid a runoff against President Robert Mugabe.

Opposition party officials in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that the country has been plagued by "massive violence" since the March 29 presidential election. Still, no winner has been announced as President Robert Mugabe holds a tenuous grip on his power.

President Robert Mugabe faced an uncertain future for the first time in his 28-year rule of Zimbabwe, after the opposition claimed victory in last weekend's presidential race and his ruling party lost control of parliament, official results show.