Millions of Zimbabweans went out in droves to vote Monday. This is the first time they have had the chance to vote, in almost forty years, since the corrupt regime of Robert Mugabe came to an end.
The political climate in Zimbabwe has been improved since the resignation of 94-year-old Mugabe, who’s goal was to be a dictator. In November a military takeover and impeachment thwarted his evil plan. The leader had exploited his position as the leader of the country since their independence from white minority rule in 1980.
Fast forward to July 30, 2018. People are so glad to be voting for the first time since the 1980’s. Nearly 6 million people came out to vote. There were over 20 presidential candidates in the race.
Almost 130 political parties campaigned for a spot in parliament. The two top delegates in the running are: Emmerson Mnangawa, former deputy president, and Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer, pastor, and leader of the opposition party.
In order for a president to win the race they must win over 50 percent of the vote. If not then another runoff will take place on the 8th of September.