Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe election outcome will be 'rigged'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 17 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the government of President Robert Mugabe is "rigging" Zimbabwe's upcoming election by manipulating voter rolls.

Complaints aired over Zimbabwe's early voting for police, others

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 15 (UPI) -- Police, military and others working during the July 31 election in Zimbabwe voted Monday as election officials admitted they were ill prepared for the polls.

Zimbabwe court upholds date of elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 5 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court unanimously rejected five appeals to delay elections that are set for July 31, court officials said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Zimbabwe's election is July 31, Mugabe announces

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's next election is scheduled for July 31, President Robert Mugabe said Thursday, prompting doubts a credible vote could be organized so quickly.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
By United Press International
African activist granted bail after arrest

African activist granted bail after arrest

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 25 (UPI) -- A prominent human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, Beatrice Mtetwa, has been granted bail after her arrest earlier this month, court officials said.
Zimbabwe overwhelmingly OKs new charter

Zimbabwe overwhelmingly OKs new charter

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 19 (UPI) -- Nearly 95 percent of voters in Zimbabwe have approved the country's new constitution that limits the president's power, election officials say.

Tsvangirai's officials arrested

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 17 (UPI) -- Police did not give a reason for arresting a senior official in Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's offices and his lawyer Sunday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday. Feb. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Mugabe seeks March election for Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he wants a new Constitution by November and national elections in March, a timetable his opponents call unworkable.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Zimbabwe leaders disagree on election date

Zimbabwe leaders disagree on election date

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 21 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he is pushing for national elections to be held in March 2013.

Report: Mugabe plans handover to ally

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 7 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has designated Defense Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, sources told Britain's The Daily Telegraph.
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Morgan Tsvangirai
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai gives a press conference at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, November 18, 2008. Tsvangirai warned President Robert Mugabe today not to form a government without him, vowing to use his majority in parliament to render such a regime unworkable. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (/ˈtʃæŋɡɪraɪ/, Shona: ; born 10 March 1952) is the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He is the President of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T) and a key figure in the opposition to President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 11 February 2009. He sustained non-life threatening injuries in a car crash on 6 March 2009 when heading towards his rural home in Buhera. His wife, Susan Tsvangirai, was killed in the head-on collision.

Tsvangirai was the MDC candidate in the controversial 2002 presidential election, losing to Mugabe. He later contested the first round of the 2008 presidential election as the MDC-T candidate, taking 47.8% of the vote according to official results, placing him ahead of Mugabe, who got 43.2%. Tsvangirai claimed to have won a majority and said that the results could have been altered in the month between the election and the reporting of official results. Tsvangirai initially planned to run in the second round against Mugabe, but withdrew shortly before it was held, arguing that the election would not be free and fair due to widespread violence and intimidation by government supporters.

Tsvangirai was born in the Gutu area in then-Southern Rhodesia, the eldest of nine children and the son of a carpenter and bricklayer. After leaving school early, in 1974 he started working for the Trojan Nickel Mine in Mashonaland Central. He spent ten years at the mine, rising from plant operator to plant supervisor. His current rural home is Buhera, which is 220 km south east of Harare.

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