Voters in Zimbabwe vote for a new government in the country after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe which also happens to be the first poll in the country without Robert Mugabe.
The poll is mainly contested between the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa, of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and principal opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
Most of the electorates exercising their franchise happen to be under the age of 35 which makes the elections quite intriguing amidst allegations by the opposition parties that the poll may be rigged.
Besides, observers from across the international community have been deployed for smooth conduction of the polls.
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The poll is believed to be a transitional phase in the history of the country after the country witnessed years of repressive rule which adversely impacted education healthcare and jobs. Reports suggest that the rate of joblessness across the country is as high as 90 percent.
Last year, Zanu-PF sacked its founding president Robert Mugabe after accusing him of his dictatorial mindset. The sacking took place after Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa
Former president Mugabe is also held responsible for failing economy, rampant corruption, anti-white stance and human rights abuses.