Zimbabwe: from Mugabe's ouster to a bloody election

Zimbabwe: from Mugabe's ouster to a bloody electionZimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday sealed his ousting of onetime ally Robert Mugabe with an election win that the opposition have furiously contested. Tension builds following Mugabe’s sacking of Emmerson Mnangagwa as his vice president in early November 2017, a move seen as positioning the veteran’s president’s wife to become his successor. Army tanks take up positions around the capital overnight November 14-15 and Mugabe is put under house arrest.


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Grabbing the spotlight, Mugabe casts his vote — but who for?

Grabbing the spotlight, Mugabe casts his vote -- but who for?Walking slowly but unaided into the polling station, Robert Mugabe was not going to let his fall from power stop him from seeking a leading role in Zimbabwe’s historic elections. Now aged 94, he arrived at the primary school in the Highfields district of Harare surrounded by bodyguards and accompanied by his wife Grace, who is 41 years his junior. Wearing a red tie, red pocket handkerchief and dark suit, Mugabe had his finger marked with a pen to show he had voted and then spend several minutes in the cardboard polling booth selecting his choices on the three ballot papers.


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Zimbabwe votes for first time without Mugabe on ballot

  1. Zimbabwe votes for first time without Mugabe on ballot  Washington Post
  2. Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe  BBC News
  3. Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe poll, opposition cries foul  Reuters
  4. The whole world is watching Zimbabwe’s election  Financial Times
  5. For 1st time in almost 40 years, a Zimbabwe election without Mugabe  CBS News
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Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe

  1. Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe  BBC News
  2. Zimbabwe election underway as polls open in first Mugabe-free vote  CNN
  3. Zimbabweans Vote In First Election Since Removal Of Former President Robert Mugabe  HuffPost
  4. Why Zimbabwe needs a legitimate election  Financial Times
  5. Zimbabwe Votes in Hope of Reviving a Tattered Economy  Wall Street Journal
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Zimbabweans head to polls to vote in first election without Robert Mugabe

  1. Zimbabweans head to polls to vote in first election without Robert Mugabe  Washington Post
  2. Zimbabwe Votes in Hope of Reviving a Tattered Economy  Wall Street Journal
  3. Polls Open in Zimbabwe for First Time Since Mugabe’s Removal  Daily Beast
  4. Can electoral body resist fiddling with Zimbabwe poll?  Business Day
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Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe poll, Mnangagwa vows election is fair

Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe poll, Mnangagwa vows election is fairBy MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabweans voted on Monday in the first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed moment they hope will rid the country of its pariah status and spark a recovery in its failed economy. The election pits 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor vying to become Zimbabwe’s youngest head of state. On the eve of the election, Mugabe emerged from eight months of obscurity since the military ousted him in a bloodless coup, to announce he would vote for the opposition, surprising former ally Mnangagwa who accused him of striking a deal with Chamisa.


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