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Robert Mugabe`s party wins thumping parliamentary majority

Last Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 00:44

Harare: President Robert Mugabe`s party has won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in Zimbabwe`s disputed elections, according to a tally of official results on Friday.

With over 180 seats declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission out of a total of 210 up for grabs, Mugabe`s ZANU-PF had an unassailable lead.

A count of result papers from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission carried out by a news agency`s journalists today gave ZANU-PF 137 votes out of 186 already declared.

Election officials have refused to give a running tally but have been reading the results out since last night.

Anything over 140 would give ZANU-PF a two-thirds majority, enough to amend the country`s Constitution.

The party is expected to clear that bar today when more results are given.

AFP



First Published: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 22:58

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