Sunday, April 13, 2008

Zimbabwe Authorities Order Vote Recounts

HARARE, April 13 (Reuters) - Twenty-three constituencies in Zimbabwe's election will be recounted, an electoral official said on Sunday, raising new fears of violence over disputed results.

The recounts could enable President Robert Mugabe to overturn an opposition victory in the March 29 election when his ZANU-PF party lost control of parliament for the first time in his 28-year rule.

Freedomplow note: While putting this post together, Reuters changed the original URL for the article (above) to now have this less innocuous article (below). Don't know why they did it.

Regional leaders urge fast Zimbabwe poll result

LUSAKA, April 13 (Reuters) - Southern African leaders called on Sunday for the expeditious release of results from Zimbabwe's election after a two-week delay that has raised fears of violence.

Zambian Foreign Minister Kabinga Pande told reporters a 13-hour summit in Lusaka had "urged the electoral authorities in Zimbabwe that verification and release of results are expeditiously done in accordance with the due process of law".

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