African Union Defends Zimbabwe Election

Never mind reports from independent observers


Zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary elections were "free, honest and credible", the African Union observer mission's head has said.

Olusegun Obasanjo said the incidents reported during Wednesday's poll could not "change the outcome".

The largest observer group said earlier the poll was "seriously compromised".

President Robert Mugabe's party is claiming victory in the election, which was rejected as a "huge farce" by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.