Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

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Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

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Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election. It will be his seventh consecutive term in office after his ZANU-PF party won more than 60 percent of the vote.

At a press conference in the capital Harare, his main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, dismissed the result as “fraudulent” and said he would challenge it in court.

Mugabe has ruled the former British colony since it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1980. He will lead the country for another five year term.

The European Union has said it is concerned about alleged irregularities and a lack of transparency.