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Mugabe to be sworn in, observers cry foul

President Robert Mugabe will be inaugurated within hours, a government source said on Sunday, after an election which observers said was unfair.

Observers call for fresh Zim poll

Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential election was not free and fair and it should be held again, African observers said on Sunday.

Mugabe likely to be sworn in on Sunday

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in on Sunday after a victory in a one-candidate election boycotted by the opposition.

‘I need food first and then maybe I’ll vote’

Early turnout was low in Zimbabwe's one-candidate election on Friday after President Robert Mugabe went ahead with the vote despite condemnation.

Mugabe defiant as voting starts in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans began voting in a one-sided run-off on Friday after President Robert Mugabe defied condemnation and calls to postpone the election.

Mugabe defies pressure to stop vote

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday defied mounting pressure to call off Friday's vote, saying he had a legal obligation to go ahead.

Zim vote ‘will never be free or fair’

Zimbabwe's run-off presidential election on June 27 is very unlikely to be free and fair, a group of Southern African ministers said on Thursday.

Mugabe vows MDC will never rule Zim

President Robert Mugabe vowed on Saturday that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change would never rule Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: ‘Hard days ahead’

Zimbabwe's vote is unlikely to end the country's accelerating crisis, with neither side willing to enter a unity government to end the bloodshed.

Mugabe deploys war vets to boost vote

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party said on Wednesday it would deploy more war veterans to campaign in some opposition areas ahead of a presidential election run-off.

Mugabe threatens US ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday accused the United States of political interference and threatened to expel its ambassador, as his party began its campaign for next month's election run-off. He told supporters in Harare that the Western allies wanted to control Zimbabwe's resources.

MDC: Mugabe aims to decimate Zim opposition

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe on Saturday for an election run-off with President Robert Mugabe and said the veteran leader wanted to ''decimate'' Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) structures. Tsvangirai arrived at Harare airport aboard a regular South African Airways flight at about 10.30am GMT.

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