Zimbabwe Strike Fizzles

Opposition party's 'stay away' strategy fails to force release of election results
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 11:24 AM CDT
Pedestrians pass beneath an election banner with a portrait of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe in Harare Tuesday April 15, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A strike Zimbabwe's opposition party called in hopes of forcing the release of election results mostly fizzled today, reports the AFP. Businesses remained open, and the heavy security presence the government prepped in anticipation was eased during the day. Said a merchant who wants the results released but opened his store: "If I stay away indefinitely then what is my family going to eat?"