Zim 'polls didn't meet regional standards'

2013-08-01 13:06

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Harare - The main challenger to Zimbabwe's long-time president, Robert Mugabe, says the election there is "null and void" due to alleged violations in the voting process.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday that the poll a day earlier was heavily manipulated and did not meet regional or African election standards.

A poll monitoring group that is not affiliated with the state says the poll was compromised by a campaign to stop voters from casting ballots.

Mugabe has denied allegations of vote-rigging as a smear campaign by opponents.

Listen to Morgan Tsvangirai addressing a press conference below:

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