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Zimbabweans Divided Over Election Results

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to go to court on Monday to challenge the election results that gave President Robert Mugabe yet another five-year term in office.The disputed results are dividing people in the country.

U.S. and U.K. concern over Zimbabwe election results

According to the BBC:

“The U.S. and U.K. have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office amid claims of electoral fraud.

“’U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the results did not ‘represent a credible expression of the people. In light of substantial electoral irregularities reported by domestic and regional observers, the United States does not believe that the results represent a credible expression of the will of the Zimbabwean people,’ Mr. Kerry said.

“Western groups were not invited to send observer missions to monitor Wednesday’s election.

“The US has described the vote as ‘deeply flawed.’

“Former colonial power, the U.K., also expressed ‘grave concerns’ over reports of large numbers of voters being turned away from polling stations.

“British Foreign Minister William Hague urged a thorough investigation of all allegations of violations.

“Meanwhile the European Union, which maintains sanctions on Mr. Mugabe and his senior aides, said it was worried about ‘alleged irregularities and reports of incomplete participation’ in the election.

“Monitoring groups disagreed over the conduct of the election.”

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