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Mugabe Claims Election Victory

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is officially sworn in as president after a sharply criticized runoff vote that was boycotted by his only rival, Morgan Tsvangirai.

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Mugabe Commits To Runoff Election
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U.S., British Envoys Attacked by Mugabe Loyalists in Rural Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe Opposition Candidate Drops Out
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