A Quick Guide to the Zimbabwean Presidential Elections
President Robert Mugabe
President Mugabe has run the country for 33 years, and has no plans of stopping now. Elected into power in 1987, the 89-year-old president is one of the African leaders who spearheaded a guerrilla movement against white-minority rule. He also serves as leader of the Zimbabwean African National Union-Patriotic Front party. Controversial policies proposed by Mugabe led to the U.S. and Europe imposing sanctions against him and his government.