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Tsvangirai demands vote tallies

Lawyers for Zimbabwe's opposition leader say they have filed a court suit to try to compel the state election commission to release full details of the disputed July 31 election.

Outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is contesting the poll results and demanded the commission be ordered to provide verified votes in each district and copies of voters' lists used at all 9,000 polling stations, lawyer Lewis Uriri said.

He said Judge Chinembiri Bhunu heard submissions late on Wednesday but made no immediate ruling.

Mr Tsvangirai alleges massive vote rigging giving long-time President Robert Mugabe a commanding election victory.

The opposition wants the details to corroborate claims up to one million eligible voters were prevented from voting and ballots were cast in the names dead people and voters out of the country.


From Belfast Telegraph