World Leaders Reject Mugabe’s Election

TOYAKO, Japan (AP) — World leaders are rejecting the legitimacy of Robert Mugabe’s election in Zimbabwe and have called for officials in that country to work for a prompt, peaceful resolution of the political crisis.

Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial powers, meeting in Japan, expressed grave concern about Zimbabwe. Violence and intimidation there prompted the opposition candidate to pull out of the race with Mugabe.

G-8 leaders say they will take financial and other measures against those people responsible for violence.