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Zimbabwe to hold partial recount next weekend

Published 13/04/2008

There is to be a partial recount of votes cast in Zimbabwe's disputed elections, which were held two weeks ago.

The country's electoral commission said that the recount affects 23 constituencies.

It will take place next weekend - three weeks after the initial poll took place.

The news came as southern African leaders, meeting in Zambia, called for still unpublished presidential poll results to be speedily announced.

The MDC has claimed its candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, won the presidency, beating incumbent Robert Mugabe, who is now trying to overturn the opposition's lead in the lower house of parliament.

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