Zimbabwe opposition preparing MDC court order for release of vote results

July 31, 2018
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People take pictures of the ballot count results outside a polling station in Kambuzuma Township, Harare on July 31 2018 one day after general elections vote. Zimbabwe's two rival presidential candidates on July 31 both claimed they were heading for victory as votes were counted in the country's first election since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted from power / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party is preparing a court application to force the election commission to release results from Monday’s national ballot, a senior MDC official said on Tuesday.

Tendai Biti, a former finance minister, said some election results that were supposed to be posted outside voting stations were not available.

The election, the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe last November, is a two-horse race between MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Biti said it was clear Chamisa had won.

No official results have been released.

– Reuters