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Zimbabwe Votes in Rematch of Presidential Race Between Incumbent Mnangagwa and Chamisa

HeadlineAug 23, 2023

Voters in Zimbabwe are casting ballots in nationwide elections today as President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling ZANU-PF party face another challenge from Nelson Chamisa. In 2018, Chamisa contested his loss to Mnangagwa, and six people were killed in post-election protests. Mnangagwa was previously a liberation fighter who came to power in 2017 after leading a coup that ousted Robert Mugabe. Chamisa has vowed to implement economic reforms and bring Zimbabwe out of isolation stemming from EU and U.S. sanctions over human rights concerns. Chamisa addressed supporters at a rally Sunday.

Nelson Chamisa: “Mr. Mnangagwa is not preparing to win. He is plotting to rig. I told SADC that he stole the election in 2018, but this time I will not accept to allow him to steal the election again.”

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