The United States does not believe that the results announced Saturday represent a credible expression of the will of the Zimbabwean people
Irregularities in the lead up to the elections and on election day which contravene the Southern African Development Community's guidelines call into serious question the credibility of the election
Mugabe polled 2,11 434 votes, Tsvangirai got 1,172 349 (33.9%), Professor Welshman Ncube of the MDC amassed a total of 92, 637 (2.68%) and Dumiso Dabengwa of Zapu settled for fourth place with 25 416 (0.74%)
Political analyst and Director of the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute Pedzisayi Ruhanya said a two thirds majority win for Zanu PF means a return to one party state
Dozens of the party’s disgruntled supporters, who allege the vote was rigged, are demanding action.
Bankers say clients fear that they may lose their deposits in various currencies in the same manner they lost billions of worthless Zimbabwean dollars when the country introduced a multiple currency system in 2009
The head of the African Union delegation that observed Wednesday's elections, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, described the polls as free and fair
Some investors fear that the Zanu PF government will implement its indigenization programme compelling foreign-owned companies operating in the country to transfer majority stakes to local people
'The indications from Wednesday are that we are going to have an unprecedented landslide victory in this election'
'The people who were bused are those who had been turned away from polling stations and I therefore see no problem in doing that'
Independent monitors and international observers say Zanu PF will have a clean sweep in Masvingo, Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East
'The shoddy manner in which it has been conducted and the consequent illegitimacy of the result will plunge this country into a serious crisis'