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Zimbabwe Opposition Presents Proof of Poll Fraud

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Zimbabwe's main opposition party says an investigation into last week's parliamentary election proves massive electoral fraud in at least 30 seats won by the ruling party.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says its probe into four provinces showed serious gaps between official vote tallies given by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and total votes attributed to candidates in 30 constituencies.

The MDC says it only examined those seats because the electoral commission has refused to release figures for other races -- a decision it says indicates widespread irregularities in those areas.

President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party won 78 seats, compared to 41 for the opposition in last Thursday's elections. One seat went to an independent candidate.

Mr. Mugabe has dismissed allegations of voter rigging as "nonsense."

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.