Harare - President Robert Mugabe is likely to win up to 75% of
Zimbabwe's presidential vote over his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai,
his party said on Friday.
"It's the prediction that the president might likely
get 70 to 75%," Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said, saying early
results showed a strong lead for the 89-year-old veteran.
Official results from Wednesday's presidential election have
not yet been released, but Gumbo said tallies posted at some polling stations
had showed a landslide for Mugabe.
"It's the feel. From what I see what is happening on
the ground," he said.
With about a third of the national assembly results
released, Gumbo was also confident the party would achieve a two-thirds
majority in the 210-seat house.
"We can't get less than 130, 140 seats. I'm sure will
get there. I think we are going to get about two-thirds majority."
The first official results showed Mugabe's party storming
ahead, winning 52 of the 62 seats announced.
Tsvangirai, who is making his third bid to end 89-year-old
Mugabe's 33-year rule, has slammed the vote as a "huge farce".