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Zimbabwe President defends run-off

Published:Thursday | April 3, 2008 | 2:54 PM

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe is likely to defend his post in a run-off.

Preliminary reports have indicated a win for the country’s opposition party in the general election.

By law, a run-off must be held by April 19, within three weeks of Saturday\'s poll, but diplomatic sources familiar with the situation said the government may postpone it.

Sources are adamant that if the ruling party delays the runoff between Mugabe and the opposition\'s Morgan Tsvangirai, intimidation and fraud could ensue.

The Movement for Democratic Change said the government had printed millions of excess ballots in a scheme to steer the vote in Mugabe\'s favor.

The government has not released an official tally of the presidential vote, creating confusion and speculation over the results.

Zimbabwe\'s government said it will announce all results tomorrow.