Zimbabwe Announces Election Results
The first delayed election results were announced today showing a tie between the ruling party and opposition in Zimbabwe. The opposition again insisted that dictator Robert Mugabe lost the elections on Monday.
There are rumors of a possibility of a coup de etat by the army commanders in the wake of a surprise victory by the Oppostion MDC Tsavangirai party over the ruling party Zanu PF and its presidential candidate, Robert Mugabe -The Zimbabwean.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe casts his vote at a school in the Highfields suburb of the capital Harare March 29, 2008. (Reuters)
The first election results were announced in Zimbabwe this morning showing an even split among the opposition and ruling party of 84 year-old tyrant Robert Mugabe.
The BBC reported:
Zimbabwe’s election commission has announced the delayed first results of presidential and legislative elections.
The 24 parliamentary constituencies were equally split between President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa has lost his seat, east of Harare.
The delay in announcing results had fuelled speculation about vote rigging, after the MDC claimed its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had defeated Mr Mugabe.
Results have been posted outside individual polling stations.
Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu accused the MDC of “speculation and lies” and “causing unnecessary havoc”.
Sokwanele is tracking the election results.
UPDATE: This is Zimbabwe is tracking the election results. So far the the opposition and Mugabe government are close. Each party has 25 delegates.