Zimbabwe Elections

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe reelected as President, rival challenges poll result August 4, 2013

    Harare: Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, said he would challenge in court a result he called a fraud that would push the nation back into crisis. Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa...
  • As Zimbabwe counts ballots, police warn against leaked election results August 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe police vowed to crack down on any attempts to leak early results from Tuesday's vote, complicating plans by some civic groups to preempt official announcements by the country's election commission. The move means it could be hours before the first officially collated results trickle in from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,...
  • Zimbabwe's powersharing talks adjourned October 16, 2008

    Harare: Talks between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai aimed at rescuing a powersharing deal ended without agreement on Tuesday (October 14) but resumed on Wednesday (October 15), Tsvangirai said. The deal, brokered by formed South African President Thabo Mbeki last month, is in danger of collapse over...
  • Mugabe wins reelection after opposition pulls out June 23, 2008

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday he would not participate in Friday's presidential runoff, provoking dismay from international observers and handing an apparent victory to President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai said his Movement for Democratic Change party decided to pull out of the vote because of violence and arrests...
  • Opposition declares victory, Mugabe under pressure to quit April 3, 2008

    Harare: In Zimbabwe, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has declared itself victorious and Morgan Tsvangirai as the new President. Zimbabwe's media is predicting that since neither the ruling or the oppositon parties have got more 50 per cent of the seats, a runoff between President Robert Mugabe and his...
  • Zimbabwe's opposition claims early lead in polls March 30, 2008

    Harare: Zimbabwe's main opposition party claimed an early lead on Sunday in elections, including in some rural strongholds of President Robert Mugabe, in an apparent effort to thwart any attempt to rig the vote count. The head of the PanAfrican Parliament observer mission said he was sure most results were known,...