BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Opposition wins Zimbabwe assembly
Astounding. Zimbabwe is actually managing to oust Mugabe.Zimbabwe's main opposition party has won a majority of seats in parliament, displacing the ruling Zanu-PF, final official results show.
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) took 99 seats, while President Robert Mugabe's party polled 97.
With presidential election results yet to be declared, the MDC said its leader had won, but Zanu-PF denied this.
Meanwhile Mr Mugabe's ambassador to the UN told the BBC the president had no intention of leaving the country.
"Robert Mugabe is Zimbabwean," said Boniface Chidyausiku. "He has lived his life to work for Zimbabwe. Why should he choose another country?"