Monday, 30 July 2018

Voter turnout high in Zimbabwe's first general election, officials say



Voter turnout is high in Zimbabwe's first general election since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted, officials say.

 
Foreign observers have hailed the election as an opportunity for Zimbabwe to break with its repressive past.


The presidential election is expected to be a tight contest between the incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main rival Nelson Chamisa.


Parliamentary and local elections are also taking place on Monday.


Opinion polls give Mr Mnangagwa, who heads the ruling Zanu-PF party, a narrow lead over Mr Chamisa, who leads the MDC Alliance. Both leaders are running for the presidency for the first time.





BBC     News.