Concern over Mugabe vote win

Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's election amid international concern over the conduct of the poll that secured his re-election.

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Mugabe party source claims 'we have buried the MDC'

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).

Counting takes place following the Zimbabwean elections. Credit: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

"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.

Vote count underway as Zimbabwean polls close

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.

A ballot paper with images of all Zimbabwean presidential candidates. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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.


Zimbabwe votes amid fears of Mugabe fix

Zimbabweans have queued from the early hours to cast their votes in the country's presidential elections. Robert Mugabe's 33-year leadership is under threat from his Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the movement for democratic change.

A confident Mr Tsvangirai still fears a fix by Mugabe. ITV News correspondent Neil Connery reports from Harare:

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