Zimbabwe Breaking News: Zimbabwe Officials: Mugabe Wins With 61 Percent

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Zimbabwe election officials say that President Robert Mugabe won the presidential election with 61 percent of the vote, compared to 34 percent for challenger Morgan Tsvangirai, who rejected Mugabe's landslide victory, alleging massive voting fraud and calling for fresh elections. Tsvangirai said he will challenge the results in court. Tsvangirai called for a peaceful response, despite the alleged voting fraud. The Election Commission announced that President Robert G. Mugabe's party appeared to be on track to win a huge majority in Parliament in Zimbabwe Allegations of vote-rigging flowed in Zimbabwe, with reports of fake registration cards, voters turned away from the polls and people appearing on voters' lists four times with different IDs. Even before results were announced, the main opposition camp said longtime President Robert Mugabe stole the election, which his supporters denied.

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