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Zimbabwean Official Says 'There Is No Crisis'

Leaders in southern Africa are holding an emergency meeting this weekend to address the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe. That country held presidential elections March 29 — and Zimbabwean voters still don't know who won the contest.

Steve Inskeep talks to Bright Matonga, Zimbabwe's deputy information minister, about the continued delay in the release of the election results.

Matonga says the nonpartisan election commission — not President Robert Mugabe's government — is responsible for holding up the results. He says U.S. President Bush and other world leaders are wrong in seeing Zimbabwe as a nation in political and economic crisis.


"There is no crisis in Zimbabwe," he says.

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