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Ethiopia Opposition Coalition Calls for Vote Recount

Ethiopia's main opposition coalition is demanding ballot recounts and new votes in some areas where it says the ruling party tampered with Sunday's parliamentary poll.

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy said the elections were flawed in 84 constituencies. It says, in some cases, supporters were prevented from voting, and in others, monitors were blocked from observing ballot counting.

The ruling party has denied opposition charges of trying to steal the election, the nation's third democratic poll.

Ethiopia's two opposition parties and the ruling party have already claimed victory ahead of the final official vote tally, expected on June 8. The election commission says provisional results are to be announced on Saturday.

Some information for this story provided by AP and Reuters.