Zimbabwe's main opposition party is claiming victory in the country's general elections, but the country's electoral commission says the main opposition and the ruling party are tied.
In the latest tally given late Monday in a slow release of results from Saturday's vote, election officials say the ruling ZANU-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change have so far won 26 parliamentary seats each. A total of 210 constituencies are being contested.
The MDC disputes the results, saying its own tally shows the party winning seats in 96 out of 128 parliamentary districts where results have been posted.
No results from the presidential election are available more than 48 hours after the end of voting, but the MDC says party founder Morgan Tsvangirai is leading President Robert Mugabe in the presidential race 60 to 30 percent.
The United States on Monday joined other governments and the Zimbabwean opposition in expressing concern over election results delay and called on the election commission to publish them as quickly as possible.