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Zimbabwe witnesses high turnout in first post-Mugabe election

The election is a two-horse race between. 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, and 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa


Reuters 30 Jul 2018, 07:43 PM Zimbabwe

Turnout at Zimbabwe's election on Monday, the first since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, averaged 75 percent, larger than the last vote in 2013, electoral commission chair Priscilla Chigumba said.

"It is our view that the high voter turnout is indicative of a sound voter education and publicity conducted on a receptive electorate," Chigumba told reporters in Harare.

The election is a two-horse race between 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, and 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor who is vying to become Zimbabwe's youngest head of state.

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