Zimbabwe's leading domestic election monitoring agency - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network - has said there has been a "systematic effort to disenfranchise an estimated million voters".
– Zimbabwe Election Support Network
Generally the environment was relatively calm and peaceful. Based on the empirical reports from our observers, regardless of the outcome, the credibility of the 2013 Harmonised Elections is seriously compromised by a systematic effort to disenfranchise an estimated million voters.
Zimbabwe's leading domestic election monitoring agency cried foul over this week's poll, saying the credibility of the vote was "seriously compromised" by irregularities on polling day.
Officials from the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) said urban voters, who mainly favour Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, had been turned away from polling stations in their thousands.
Conversely, only a small number had been prevented from voting in the countryside, where President Robert Mugabe has most support, ZESN officials told a news conference.
Opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) tells me they are not describing this election as a "monumental fraud" at this stage, despite reports.
A senior source in the Zimbabwean opposition party - the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) - has told Reuters: "It's a monumental fraud. Zimbabweans have been taken for a ride by Zanu-PF and Mugabe, we do not accept it."
The MDC says it is to hold an "emergency meeting" today.
The Zimbabwean opposition party - the Movement for Democratic Chancge - has claimed there has been "monumental fraud" in both the parliamentary and presidential elections.
A party source told Reuters the party will hold an "emergency meeting" today.
A senior source in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party has claimed a resounding victory in the parliamentary and presidential election against Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
"We've taken this election. We've buried the MDC. We never had any doubt that we were going to win," the source, who could not be named, told Reuters.
Releasing results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police have said they will arrest anybody who makes premature claims about the result.
Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF is claiming the party has beaten MDC's Morgan Tsvangirai in the Zimbabwean elections. It is not clear whether the claims relate to the parliamentary or presidential elections.
Vote counting in the Zimbabwean election is underway after what many have described as the country's most peaceful polling in recent years.
Voting at most polling stations has now closed after some stayed open late to meet the demand from voters.
Just over 6.4 million voters were expected to participate in the country's harmonised election to select a president, as well as members of parliament and local councillors.
The results of the presidential election must be announced within five days.
Thousands have queued well into the winter evening to vote in Zimbabwe's presidential election today. Some polling stations stayed open late to meet demand from voters, undeterred by claims of vote rigging against President Mugabe.
If the election hasn't been fixed, it could be close, as ITV correspondent Neil Connery reports.
A senior opposition source tells me that turnout in the Zimbabwe election is significantly higher than in 2008.
They believe that can only benefit them.