Mugabe's Party Wins First Recount

Zanu-PF retains seat
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 8:56 AM CDT
Electoral officials count ballots in Domboshawa, near the Zimbabwean capital of Harare Saturday, April 19, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has won the first of the parliamentary recounts, the BBC reports, retaining a seat challenged by the MDC opposition party. The MDC says the partial recount, which mainly targets MDC seats, is an attempt to rig the election. Zanu-PF meanwhile tried to distance itself from an editorial in the state-run newspaper calling for a power-sharing deal to resolve the presidential election crisis.