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Zimbabwe Court to decide election outcome

Published:Monday | April 14, 2008 | 3:05 PM

The Zimbabwean High Court is today expected to decide whether President Robert Mugabe must publish the outcome of the presidential election held more than two weeks ago.

Opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has declared victory over President Robert Mugabe in the March 29 vote.

However, he has been forced to ask the court to order the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release the results.

The electoral commission\'s chairman said the body will be recounting ballots this week, in at least 23 of 210 voting districts because of questions raised by Mugabe\'s Zanu-PF party.

However, Tsvangirai\'s Movement for Democratic Change party said any recount would be illegal and has called for a general strike to start tomorrow.