Zimbabwe Election Update IX: MDC Declares Victory!
|The MDC has declared Morgan Tsvangirai the winner of the presidential poll:|
Surpassing 50% means that no run-off would be necessary. However, it seems doubtful that these result will stand since the state run media has been predicting a run-off is in the offing. I'd be surprised if these results were allowed to stand but this is a bold move by the MDC. They must be feeling very confident (or very worried).
House of Assembly Results:
MDC (combined): 96
I expect that the house results will end up with a narrow lead for ZAUN-PF, allowing them to remain in control.
There is a lot of potential for volatility depending on what the "official" results end up saying.
I doubt Mugabe has given up yet - the question is: have those around him?