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Voters Go to Polls in Zimbabwe

HeadlineApr 01, 2005

Voters in Zimbabwe have gone to the polls in parliamentary elections in a vote being watched closely by the international community. The elections passed off peacefully, but the opposition and human rights groups said it was not free or fair. President Robert Mugabe dismissed these claims as “nonsense”. During the campaigning, Mugabe characterized his opponents of being stooges for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and claimed that Zimbabwe’s economic crisis is the result of intervention by Washington and former colonial power Britain. We’ll get reaction from Harare in just a few minutes.

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