Zimbabwe votes in first general election since Mugabe’s removal

 
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Harare, July 30 (TNS): Zimbabweans voted on Monday in the first presidential, parliamentary and local elections since the removal of Robert Mugabe as the country’s long-time leader.

Many hope the vote will help rid Zimbabwe of its global pariah status and spark a recovery in its failed economy.

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

With 5.6 million registered voters, the results of the presidential, parliamentary and local elections are due by August 4.