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    Zimbabwe Ruling Party Wins Majority Amid Violent Protests

    While the results of the country’s presidential contest aren’t yet in, Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party has won a large majority of seats in Parliament, sweeping rural areas and garnering 109 of 210 seats. Results for some seats are still undeclared, and could potentially give the party a two-thirds majority, which would allow it to change the country’s constitution at will. Presidential results are expected by Aug. 4. Meanwhile, violence has erupted in Harare between police and opposition protesters backing the MDC Alliance, who contend the vote was rigged.

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