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  Zimbabwe election stopped
Updated 11 March 2002, 21.07
Voting in Zimbabwe
Courts in Zimbabwe have said they won't give people another day to vote in the presidential elections.

The decision happened just after the government ordered people to stop voting, even though they were still queuing at polling stations.

Many of them are in areas of Zimbabwe where lots of opposition supporters live.

Reports say police had to fire tear gas to get more than 600 people to go home.

But many stayed and chanted: "Change, change, we want to vote!"

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The MDC claim Mr Mugabe has:
made it easy for his supporters to vote
but arranged for only a few polling stations in the places where people might vote against him.
beaten up opposition supporters.
used the police to stop the MDC meeting.

Voting was only supposed to take place on Saturday and Sunday, but the opposition party - the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) - wanted it to carry on into Tuesday as well.

The president at the moment is Robert Mugabe.

But many say he's used violence to make sure people vote for him and invented lots of strange rules to try and stop opposition supporters voting at all.

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