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Friday, 23 June, 2000, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Zimbabwe election violence criticised
With less than twenty-four hours to go before the start of voting in Zimbabwe's general election, there's been further criticism of the violence against opposition supporters.

The head of the European Union observer mission, Pierre Schori, told the BBC the level of violence seen had no place in a democratic campaign.

More than thirty people have been killed in the run-up to the poll, most of them supporters of the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change.

A motorcade taking the party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, on a last day of campaigning in poor suburbs of the capital, Harare, was stoned by government supporters, but Mr Tsvangirai was not hurt.

President Robert Mugabe has also continued campaigning, travelling to rallies in different parts of the city by helicopter.

The government today reversed an earlier decision and agreed to allow locally-based foreign diplomats to oversee the voting tomorrow and Sunday.

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