July experienced several important elections across the globe. Zimbabwe held its first election in the post-Mugabe era on July 30th. Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU-PF party faced off against 22 other candidates but was primarily challenged by Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The election was marred by violence in Harare and the detention of multiple opposition candidates in the days following the vote. While Mnangagwa has been declared the winner, Chamisa has vowed to challenge the electoral results in Zimbabwe’s judicial system.
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