• Opposition boycott as Zanzibar heads for election re-run

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    ZANZIBAR: Zanzibar is due to hold repeat elections on Sunday despite a promised opposition boycott following a controversial decision to annul October’s vote. The Zanzibar Election Commission (ZEC) cancelled the results of the first poll but diplomats said they saw no evidence of the “massive fraud” alleged by commission chairman Jecha Salim Jecha. The annulment came after opposition Civic United Front (CUF) candidate, Seif Sharif Hamad, declared himself the winner before results were officially announced.

    AFP

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