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Polls opens in Zimbabwe's for the first time since Robert Mugabe's removal

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


Reuters Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 10:07 IST Zimbabwe
Polls opens in Zimbabwe's for the first time since Robert Mugabe's removal
  • The election will see 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, face 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor who is vying to become Zimbabwe's youngest head of state. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Polls opened on Monday in Zimbabwe's first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote Zimbabweans hope will rid the country of its global pariah status and spark a recovery in its failed economy.

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

Voting began at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will end at 7 p.m.

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