Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe election is a 'huge farce'

Zimbabwe opposition leader has dismissed Wednesday's election as a "huge farce" and said the results were invalid because of intimidation and ballot-rigging by President Robert Mugabe's ruling party, which is claiming victory.

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has branded the election a 'huge farce'. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"This has been a huge farce," Tsvangirai told a news conference at his MDC party's headquarters in Harare. "In our view, that election is null and void."

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