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03.08.2013 Zimbabwe

Mugabe wins Zimbabwe presidential poll: official

By AFP
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (C) answers journalists questions after voting in Harare on July 31, 2013.  By Alexander Joe (AFP/File)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (C) answers journalists questions after voting in Harare on July 31, 2013. By Alexander Joe (AFP/File)

HARARE (AFP) - Eighty-nine year old Robert Mugabe was declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe's controversial presidential election Saturday, extending his 33-year rule.

Official results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission reported Mugabe garnered 61 percent of the vote again the 34 percent won by challenger Morgan Tsvangirai.

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