Mugabe's administration denied any improper delays in the vote count, with Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [official website] officials attributing the lag to the task of tallying all the results together for the first time in the country's history. State newspaper The Herald [media website] said that the MDC was "preempting results" and inciting supporters to violence. Analysts have projected that the election poses the biggest threat to Mugabe's rule [BBC report] since he took office. Reuters has more.
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