(dpa) - Zimbabwe's High Court was due to rule Monday on an application by the opposition that could end the country's 16-day wait for the results of presidential elections.
The Movement for Democratic Change, which claims its leader Morgan Tsvangirai defeated longtime President Robert Mugabe in the March 29 vote, is seeking a court order forcing the state-controlled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release the results.
ZEC's failure to announce the outcome has caused consternation in Zimbabwe and abroad. The results were posted outside polling stations around the country the day after voting.
Mugabe's Zanu-PF party says neither Tsvangirai nor Mugabe won the election outright and that a second round will be required.
MDC accuses Mugabe of withholding the results to tamper with the outcome.
On Sunday an emergency meeting of Zimbabwe's neighbours in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ended with a call for ZEC to release the results "expeditiously."