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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe wants to hold elections in March 2013

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe wants to hold elections in March 2013 with a referendum on a new constitution this November, court papers reveal. His long-time rivals in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have condemned this timetable as “unrealistic”. The two sides are unable to agree on a draft constitution, which is supposed to be in place before the new election. Un...

SADC leaders called for the EU and US to lift Zimbabwe sanctions after endorsing Robert Mugabe's win

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Zimbabwe is voting in fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary elections which have already been hit by fraud allegations

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Zimbabwe is voting in fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary elections which have already been hit by fraud allegations. President Robert Mugabe, 89, has said he will step down after 33 years in power if he and his Zanu-PF party lose. PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have accused Zanu-PF of doctoring the electoral roll, a charge it has denied. Campaigni...

First official results from national assembly elections show that Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party is taking an early lead

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Zimbabwean presidential and parliamentary elections were “free, honest and credible”, the African Union observer mission’s head has said. Olusegun Obasanjo said the incidents reported during Wednesday’s poll could not “change the outcome”. The largest observer group said earlier the poll was “seriously compromised”. President Robert Mugabe’s p...

Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has already said it will not recognize the election results, alleging fraud

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...e is running for a seventh term. If Zanu-PF clinches a two-thirds majority it will be able to change Zimbabwe’s constitution. Under Zimbabwean law, seven days are set aside for legal challenges with another two days for rulings to be made. After that, the swearing-in of a new government takes place. Related search articles:mermaid sightings on africa Zimbabwe Parliamentary Election Resu...

Zimbabwe starts voting in key referendum on a new constitution, amid simmering political tensions

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Zimbabwe starts voting in key referendum on a new constitution, amid simmering political tensions. Both main parties – Zanu-PF and the MDC – are urging their supporters to back the constitution, which would pave way for new elections later this year. The polls could end a shaky power-sharing deal between the rival parties following a disputed vote in 2008. Campaigning for the referend...

Robert Mugabe has won a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe’s president

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Robert Mugabe has won a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe’s president, officials say, amid claims of electoral fraud. Robert Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, against PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s 34%. Morgan Tsvangirai earlier said the elections for parliament and president were fraudulent and promised to take legal action. He said his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) would no longer work wit...

Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe's president

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a seventh term in office as the country’s president. Thursday has been declared a public holiday to allow supporters of Robert Mugabe, 89, to attend the inauguration. The ceremony had been delayed by a court petition filed by his main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, over allegations of widespread electoral fraud. But the Constitutional Court dismisse...

Nearly 305,000 Zimbabwean voters were turned away during last week's elections

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Nearly 305,000 Zimbabwean voters were turned away during last week’s elections, which the opposition has said were rigged. These are the first such official figures provided by Zimbabwe’s Electoral Commission (ZEC). The number of rejected voters has been a major complaint. It also said 207,000 voters were “assisted” to cast their ballot – another alleged source of fr...

Robert Mugabe has launched a stinging attack on his opposition rivals in his first public speech since he won Zimbabwe’s presidential election

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Zimbabwe’s presidential election winner Robert Mugabe has launched a stinging attack on his opposition rivals in his first public speech since he won the disputed poll. Rejecting PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s claims that the vote was stolen, he said those against him could “go hang”. Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) boycotted the speech. The MDC has lodged...

The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office

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...e process. In a news conference before the presidential result was announced, Morgan Tsvangirai said Zimbabwe was “in mourning”. “The fraudulent and stolen election has launched Zimbabwe into a constitutional, political and economic crisis,” he said. He said he would produce a dossier of the alleged electoral fraud and he called on the southern African regional bloc, SADC,...

Morgan Tsvangirai has filed court challenge against Robert Mugabe poll win

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Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe has filed a legal challenge to Robert Mugabe’s victory in last week’s presidential elections. The electoral petition seeks an order for the result to be declared null and void and a new election to be called within 60 days. The MDC’s 15 grounds include alleged bribery, abuse of “assisted voting” and...

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional a law which makes it a crime to insult President Robert Mugabe

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...ufumisi, charged with intending to use a poster of President Robert Mugabe as toilet paper in a bar. Zimbabwe approved a new constitution which expands civil liberties in a referendum in March. Many Zimbabweans have welcomed the court’s ruling, believing the law had insulated the president from criticism. Robert Mugabe, 89, extended his 33-year rule in elections in July. His rival Morgan Tsv...

French exit polls suggest that Francois Hollande's Socialists and their allies are set for a majority following the first round of legislative elections

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...de's Socialists and their allies are set for a majority following the first round of legislative elections The early indications are that turnout has been much lower than in the presidential elections in April, at about 60%. France’s 46 million eligible voters are picking representatives for 577 seats in the National Assembly. TNS Sofres, Ipsos and OpinonWay pollsters all agreed that the...

Vladimir Putin is celebrating his victory in Russian elections, which will give him a third presidential term after spending the last four years as the country's prime minister

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...cast multiple ballots – and that campaigning had been insufficiently competitive. “Such elections cannot be called fair, just and open according to the Russian constitution and international standards,” a Golos spokeswoman said at a news conference on Monday morning. Vladimir Putin is celebrating his victory in Russian elections, which will give him a third presidential term af...

Turkey is voting in municipal elections that analysts say could determine the political future of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Turkey is voting in municipal elections that analysts say could determine the political future of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They are the first elections since mass protests erupted last June and a corruption scandal hit the government. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not standing but has campaigned tirelessly in support of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). The government blocked Twitter and YouTube...

Robert Mugabe's party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament in this week's elections

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament in this week’s elections, officials say. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said that Zanu-PF had won 142 seats in the 210-seat chamber. Analysts say the result is enough for Zanu-PF to change the constitution. Results in the presidential race have yet to be announced. Earlier, the two main observer...

India’s Election Commission has announced the country's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May

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...ccount in deciding the polling dates. Some 814 million voters – 100 million more than the last elections in 2009 – are eligible to vote at 930,000 polling stations, up from 830,000 polling stations in 2009. Electronic voting machines will be used and will contain a None of the Above (NOTA) button, an option for voters who do not want to cast their ballot for any of the candidates. Elec...

Thailand's main opposition party has decided to boycott snap elections set for February

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...caused Thailand’s most serious political turmoil since 2010. Yingluck Shinawatra won the last elections in 2011, but protesters say her brother – the controversial ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra – remains in charge. At his news conference, Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters his party had agreed it would not field candidates in the snap elections. Thailand’s main op...

An Egyptian administrative court has suspended general elections that were scheduled to begin in April

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An Egyptian administrative court has suspended general elections that were scheduled to begin in April. The court said the electoral law needed to be reviewed by the Supreme Constitutional Court to determine whether it conformed to the constitution. President Mohamed Morsi had said the polls would begin on April 22, taking place in four stages over two months. The elections have been boycotted by...

Thai protesters want Yingluck Shinawatra’s government replaced by an unelected people's council

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...Yingluck Shinawatra’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, to return. Yingluck Shinawatra called early elections to quell the unrest, but demonstrators have vowed to block the poll from going ahead. Correspondents say one election commissioner has predicted that 10% of polling stations will not be able to open at all on Sunday. Because of disruption to candidate registration, the elections will also...

Right-wing New Democracy and left-wing Syriza parties are almost neck-and-neck after Greek parliamentary elections, according to the first exit polls

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...t-wing New Democracy and left-wing Syriza parties are almost neck-and-neck after Greek parliamentary elections, according to the first exit polls. Greece elections exit polls 75% at 19:00, local time: New Democracy: 27.5-30.5% Syriza: 27-30% Pasok: 10-12% Right-wing New Democracy and left-wing Syriza parties are almost neck-and-neck after Greek parliamentary elections, according to the first exit...

Tamil party has won Sri Lanka’s first elections for a semi-autonomous council in the island's north after decades of ethnic war

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Tamil party has won Sri Lanka’s first elections for a semi-autonomous council in the island’s north after decades of ethnic war, official results show. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won 30 seats in the 38-member council following Saturday’s Northern Provincial Council elections. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s coalition won seven of the other seats. The vote took place four ye...

Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party has won the greatest share of the vote in Venezuela's local elections

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According to Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, the governing United Socialist Party (USP) has won the greatest share of the vote in Sunday’s local elections. With most votes counted, the USP has 49% while the opposition has about 43%. The opposition was ahead in most of the larger cities, including the capital, Caracas, while the governing party won in rural areas. The elections have...

At least 10 Zimbabwean MP have been circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and AIDS cases

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At least 10 Zimbabwean MP have been circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and AIDS cases. A small makeshift clinic for carrying out the procedures was erected in Parliament House in the capital Harare. Blessing Chebundo, chairman of Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against AIDS, said his main objective was to inspire other citizens to follow suit. Research by the UN has suggested male circumci...