Zimbabwe ballot papers spark row

source: BBC News

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has accused the government of printing millions of surplus ballot papers for the presidential and legislative polls.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says leaked documents show nine million papers have been ordered for the country’s 5.9 million voters.

But, the head of the electoral commission rejected suggestions that the extra papers might be misused.

Judge George Chiwese told the BBC that the vote would be free and fair.

President Robert Mugabe has accused the MDC of treasonous links with Britain.

Speaking ahead of the 29 March election, he said the opposition would never take power as long as he was alive.

The MDC’s secretary general Tendai Biti said the [continue reading]



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