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Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday called for armed international peacekeepers to secure a new presidential election in Zimbabwe, which has been racked by violence ahead of a Friday runoff.

Tsvangirai won the most votes in the March 29 election but failed to gain a majority. He formally withdrew Tuesday from the runoff against President Robert Mugabe.

"We do not want armed conflict, but the people of Zimbabwe need the words of indignation from global leaders to be backed by the moral rectitude of military force," Tsvangirai wrote in Wednesday's edition of the British newspaper The Guardian. Read full article »

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