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Date:30 Jul 2018
#ZimElections2018: Polls Open in first post-Mugabe election

Polls have opened in over 10,000 polling stations across Zimbabwe where 5.5million eligible Zimbabwe voters are expected to elect a new leader in the country’s first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.
The incumbent 75 year old President, Emmerson Mnangagwa , Mugabe's former ally in the ruling ZANU-PF party, faces opposition leader 40 year old Nelson Chamisa of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) in a historic vote where  alleged ballot fraud and the likelihood of a disputed result clouding voting day. 
Mugabe, who was ousted by the military in November, made a surprise intervention on the eve of the elections, calling for voters to vote out ZANU-PF office saying he cannot trust them.
Altogether 23 candidates will contest the presidential election. Fifty-five parties are also contesting the parliamentary election, the biggest number by far in Zimbabwe's post-colonial history.
The presidential election outcome would be announced within five days according to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). If no candidate gains the required majority to be declared a winner, the elections goes into a second round with the two leading candidates contesting each other.

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