Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mugabe set for inauguration after Zimbabwe's one-man poll

HARARE (AFP) — Robert Mugabe was expected to be inaugurated Sunday for a new term as Zimbabwe's president following a one-man election that has led to international condemnation and the United States planning new sanctions.

Vote totals from Friday's presidential run-off had been expected to be released on Saturday evening, but were delayed until late Sunday morning, an electoral commission official said.

According to the official, results from some remote rural areas had still to be collated at the central headquarters of the commission.

"We will continue with the tally tomorrow morning (Sunday) and by 10:00 am (0800 GMT), all should be in order," said the official on condition of anonymity.

Mugabe is certain of a landslide victory after opposition leader and first round winner Morgan Tsvangirai boycotted Friday's run-off poll.

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