Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zimbabwe Votes For A President

Zimbabwe Votes For New President -- Sydney Morning Herald

Crisis-weary Zimbabweans are voting in a fiercely contested election dominated by veteran President Robert Mugabe's bid to extend his 33-year rule and suspicions of vote rigging.

The 89-year-old firebrand, Africa's oldest leader, is running for office for the seventh and perhaps final time, after a series of violent crackdowns, economic crises and suspect elections.

But on the eve of the vote, Mr Mugabe vowed to step down if he lost and claimed the army – long the bulwark of his rule – would also respect a victory for Morgan Tsvangirai, his perennial rival and reluctant partner in an uneasy coalition for the past four years.

"If you lose you must surrender," the 89-year-old said, insisting: "We have done no cheating."

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More News On Zimbabwe's Presidential Election

Zimbabwe election: High turnout prompts vote extension -- BBC
Zimbabwe election 2013: Voting around the country -- BBC
Mugabe Bids to Extend 33-Year Rule as Zimbabwean Vote Starts -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Hope and Tension Both Run High as Zimbabwe Heads to the Polls -- Time
Zimbabwe voters stand in long lines for vote after 3 decades with Robert Mugabe at helm -- Washington Post/AP
Riot police deployed ahead of Zimbabwe election dubbed Mugabe's 'last stand' -- NBC
Zimbabwe opposition alleges vote-rigging in presidential election -- CBC/AP
Vote Rigging, Fraud Allegations Overshadow Zimbabwe Vote -- Voice of America
Zimbabwe elections free and fair, says Robert Mugabe after casting vote -- The Guardian
As Zimbabwe heads to polls, worries about votes from the cemetery -- Christian Science Monitor
Zimbabwe election: twice as many registered voters as people in some areas -- The Telegraph
Zimbabwe Vote Tests Long Rule of Mugabe -- New York Times
A look at the candidates and issues in Zimbabwe’s elections -- Washington Post/AP

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