With the elections done and being counted, the opposition is claiming victory but the ruling party isn't going down easily.

The Movement for Democratic Change had claimed they have unseated President Robert G. Mugabe first party change in 28 years.

The M.D.C.’s presidential candidate is Morgan Tsvangirai, a former labor leader.


The official telvision station won't talk about the election

In 2002, the early count also showed him well ahead of Mr. Mugabe. Then the broadcast of results suddenly stopped. When they resumed, hours later, the president had thundered ahead based on late returns.

Riot police are on the street.


The Zimbabwean electoral commission began announcing the results Monday of general elections, with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change winning the first parliamentary seat to be declared.

The MDC had won the seat of Chegutu West, a newly-formed constituency around 100 kilometres (65 miles) west of the capital Harare, commission spokesman Utoile Silaigwana told reporters.

Update 2
Deputy Chief Elections Officer Utoile Silaigwana, in an announcement broadcast live Monday on state radio and television, declared the results for six parliamentary seats - 3 of which went to Mugabe's ruling party and 3 to the opposition.

Update 3

fell asleep but current count is.

With 38 of the 210 parliamentary seats so far declared, the MDC and the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front had both won 19 constituencies, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced to reporters at its Harare headquarters

Originally posted to Doughnutman on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 10:43 PM PDT.

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