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  World slams 'unfair' Zimbabwe election
Updated 14 March 2002, 17.50
Robert Mugabe supporters celebrate the Zimbabwe election result
Top politicians from around the world have said they don't agree with the result of the Zimbabwe election, because they think it wasn't carried out fairly.

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, who's in charge of all matters abroad, described the whole election as a "tragedy".

He said the people of Zimbabwe had not been allowed to vote for who they wanted to.

Did he win fairly?

President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party 'won' more than 50 per cent of the votes, which makes him leader of his country for another six years.

Zimbabwe
But he's been accused of fixing the election and stopping lots of people voting for the opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

US President George Bush has also condemned the election result as "flawed" and said the US did not recognise it.

Growing controversy

Representatives from other African countries went to check on the poll, and some said they were happy with how it went.

President Mugabe has become increasingly controversial for taking away people's freedoms and harming business in the country.

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