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.

Politics Apr 25

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Zimbabwe Opposition Headquarters Raided

Armed Zimbabwe riot police raided the headquarters of the opposition party embroiled in an election standoff with President Robert Mugabe Friday, forcing hundreds of people into the streets, news agencies report.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai will meet with leaders of southern African nations this weekend in an emergency summit to discuss the deepening political standoff in the country.

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.