Zimbabwe election was credible, AU observer mission chief says
Zimbabwe’s election was credible and fair, the chief of the African Union observer mission said Friday, but the bloc’s report noted some problems with the voter roll and of people being turned away from polling booths. President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF appeared confident of a sweeping victory, while the rival Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said the “sham” polls would plunge the country into crisis. We think there is a sense of victory for us,” ZANU-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo told dpa.
Mugabe’s party managed to wrest control of some urban constituencies previously held by the rival MDC. The final results of Wednesday’s election must be announced by Monday.
Local elections observers noted there were serious problems with the voters roll in urban areas – long considered MDC strongholds.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Citizen