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  • ZIMBABWE: A low-key presidential poll IRIN 27 Jun 2008 -- Voting started at a slow pace on Friday in the capital, Harare, as Zimbabweans cast their ballots in a presidential run-off election boycotted by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Polling stations in affluent suburbs were deserted in the early hours of the day.
  • Zimbabwe: UN envoy holds talks with regional leaders on political strife UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- A United Nations envoy is continuing to hold talks with Southern African leaders about the troubled political and humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, where the run-off round of presidential elections is being held today despite international objections.
  • Runoff Presidential 'Election' Under Way in Zimbabwe VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Voting got off to a slow start in the uncontested presidential runoff poll in Zimbabwe in which President Robert Mugabe is seeking to entrench himself as president for an another five years
  • US Blasts 'Completely Fradulent' Zimbabwe Election VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The United States Friday expressed deep disappointment that Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election went forward even though incumbent President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate
  • EU Calls Zimbabwe Election 'A Sham' VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The European Commission described Zimbabwe's presidential runoff on Friday as a "sham" and said it does not recognize the election or its outcome as legitimate
  • Low Turnout Reported in Zimbabwe Runoff VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Witnesses are reporting low voter turnout in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe is the only candidate taking part in Friday's controversial presidential runoff.
  • U.S. Envoy To OSCE Says Kazakhstan Lagging In Reforms RFE/RL 27 Jun 2008 -- The deputy chief of the U.S. mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Kyle Scott, has told RFE/RL's Kazakh Service after his arrival in Kazakhstan that there are lingering concerns over that country's implementation of democratic reforms.
  • Russia, EU Launch Talks On Partnership Pact RFE/RL 27 Jun 2008 -- Russian and European Union officials meeting in the Siberian oil town of Khanty-Mansiisk have launched negotiations on a new strategic partnership pact, in an apparent step toward more constructive relations between Moscow and Brussels following years of concern over deteriorating ties.
  • Thai Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Motion VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The Thai prime minister and his cabinet have defeated an opposition parliamentary no-confidence motion



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