Zimbabwe's electoral commission has confirmed the results in 10 disputed parliamentary votes, making it unlikely that President Robert Mugabe's party can wrest control from the opposition.

The commission said Saturday that recounts confirmed that six seats were taken by the opposition and four by Mugabe's ZANU-PF party in the March 29 election.

In the remaining 13 seats subject to recounts, most held by the opposition, Mugabe's party needs a virtual clean sweep to win back majority control of the 210-seat parliament.

Results of the presidential vote have not been released and the recount has been widely seen as a delaying tactic by Mugabe's party and state election authorities.