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>> It may be the first election in decades that won't deliver Robert Mugabe to power, but Zimbabweans will have to wait a little longer to find out who will be their new President.>>
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> Zimbabwe's electoral commission has yet to produce any figures from Monday's presidential vote, and the opposition says those delays are deliberate, intended to favor the ruling ZANU–PF.
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>> As I am talking to you right now, there is a deliberate delay in formally announcing the results.>> Tendai Biti of the opposition movement for democratic change and the ZESN, the main domestic observer group said one in five polling stations, more than 2,000 in all, had not physically post the tallies on the doors as required by law.
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But he said that gives the electoral commission, which the MDC has accused of bias room to manipulate the election in favor of incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF.
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>> That was Mugabe's party before he was ousted in a defector military coup last year, and replaced with his one time trusted lieutenant, Mnangagwa. He is in a tight two horse race with Nelson Chamisa of the MDC. Western diplomats and local observers say the poll, which saw a high turn out of 75%, is too close to call.
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Both Mnangagwa and Chamisa have express confidence in their victory. But if neither secures half the vote then that triggers a run-off in September. The electoral commission says there has be no rigging or cheating in the vote. It says the presidential result may not be ready until Saturday.