First post-Mu­gabe elec­tions to hold on July 30

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION -

Zi m b a b w e a n Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa has an­nounced elec­tions will be held on July 30, the first with­out long­time for­mer leader Robert Mu­gabe on the bal­lot.

Mnan­gagwa be­came pres­i­dent in Novem­ber after an in­ter­ven­tion by the army re­moved Mu­gabe.

“The Zim­babwe elec­tion com­mis­sion is hereby ad­vised to fix Mon­day the 30th of July as the day of the elec­tion of the of­fice of pres­i­dent, the elec­tion of mem­bers of house of as­sem­bly and elec­tion of coun­cil­lors,” Mnan­gagwa said.

His main op­po­nent will be Nel­son Chamisa, 40, leader of the op­po­si­tion Move­ment for Demo­cratic Change, which lost its stal­wart, Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai, to cancer ear­lier this year.

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