Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Election Commission: 61 Percent for Mugabe

Government says government wins

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Zimbabwe election officials say that President Robert Mugabe won the presidential election with 61% of the vote, compared to 34% for challenger Morgan Tsvangirai.

The official state election commission announced results Saturday in which Mugabe Mugabe's ZANU-PF party won 158 of the 210 parliament seats, giving it a two-thirds majority in the legislature that enables it to make amendments to the new constitution and existing laws.