Zim polls: MDC holds emergency meeting

2013-08-02 13:44

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Cape Town – The Movement for Democratic Change has convened a meeting to discuss the outcome of Zimbabwe’s elections as Zanu-PF stretches its lead, a report said on Friday.

According to Mail & Guardian MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said his party's standing committee was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the way forward as Zanu-PF continues to stretch its lead after Wednesday's general election.

"There are all sorts of ideas coming up, but we are meeting … to strategise. It's clear that the election was a sham and we have rejected the results. The national executive of the party will also meet tomorrow [Saturday] on the same subject,” he said.

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has so far announced results in 62 constituencies and of these, Zanu-PF has taken 52 seats.

It is becoming increasingly clear that President Robert Mugabe will win the presidential election, without a run-off, as he will get more than the required 50% of votes. The party is also destined for a majority in Parliament, and Zimbabweans are bracing themselves for Zanu-PF to make changes to the Constitution.

For all Zimbabwe election stories please visit our Zimbabwe Special Report Page.

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