Zimbabwe to hold its first post Mugabe era elections in July

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Zimbabwe to hold its first presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of Robert Mugabe’s long rule.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Saturday that the country will undergo Presidential elections in July.

The polls will be the first major test for President Mnangagwa, who took power in November after a de facto military coup forced the 94-year-old Mugabe to resign.

Mnangagwa, 75, said the elections would be free of the violence that gripped previous polls and which was one of the reasons for strained relations between Zimbabwe and the West.

“I have already invited all political parties in Zimbabwe to a roundtable where we all commit ourselves to non-violence,” he added.

Mnanaggwa will have to announce a date in an official notice.

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