Poll observers declare Zimbabwe elections generally 'free and fair'

Johannesburg, August 1 (ANI): The African Union's (AU) top poll observer has said that Zimbabwe's presidential elections have passed off smoothly.

According to the News24, former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo, who leads the 69-member observation team, said that the election were conducted quite peacefully and were free and fair.

Earlier, the AU mission had been criticised by Morgan Tsvangirai, challenger of President Robert Mugabe, for manipulation in the electoral roll.

It is said that the electoral list contains many duplicate and ghostly voters, the report added.

The Election Resource Centre (ERC), an NGO which is collating reports of problems, has claimed that it has received multiple complaints from voters on improper conduct of the elections. (ANI)


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