Mugabe wins 'deeply flawed' Zimbabwe election

At 89, Robert Mugabe is Africa's oldest leader. Credit: ITV News

President Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's election amid international concern over the conduct of the election.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports from Harare:

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague commended Zimbabweans for holding peaceful presidential polls, but voiced "grave concerns" about the conduct of the election.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States did not believe that the results "represent a credible expression of the will" of its people.

Mr Kerry said the evidence of irregularities in the vote indicated the result was "the culmination of a deeply flawed process".

The opposition has condemned the election as a "monumental fraud".

Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), claimed there is evidence to show that his party won the election and said it will exhaust all legal remedies to challenge the result.

Mr Mugabe won 61% of the votes while Mr Tsvangirai took 33.9%.

Observers from the African Union broadly approved the vote while the regional body SADC (Southern African Development Community) said the election had been "free and peaceful" and called on Mr Tsvangirai to accept the results.

Western election observers were kept out of Harare.