HARARE, Zimbabwe — The main challenger to Zimbabwe’s longtime president, Robert Mugabe, said today the election is “null and void” due to alleged violations in the voting process, but Mugabe has denied vote rigging.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday’s election was heavily manipulated and did not meet regional or African election standards. A poll monitoring group that is not affiliated with the state also said the poll was compromised by a campaign to stop voters from casting ballots.
Mugabe has denied allegations of vote-rigging as a smear campaign by opponents. Final results are expected by Monday.