Africa

Mugabe wins Zimbabwe presidential poll: official

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (C) answers journalists questions after voting at a polling station at a school in Harare on July 31, 2013. Mugabe was declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe's controversial presidential election Saturday, extending his 33-year rule.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (C) answers journalists questions after voting at a polling station at a school in Harare on July 31, 2013. Mugabe was declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe's controversial presidential election Saturday, extending his 33-year rule.  (AFP/File)

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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