A Quick Guide to the Zimbabwean Presidential Elections

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  • An Impoverished State
  • Money and Diamonds
  • Where Do They Stand
  • To Protect and to Serve
  • Looking Forward
  • A Repeat of 2008?
  • Voting Day
  • A Fair Fight or a Farce?
  • Violence in Rural Areas Goes Underreported
  • Challenger Calls Fraud
  • President Robert Mugabe
  • Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
  • A Presidential Win
  • A Partnership Divided
  • Controversy Around the New Constitution
  • The Other Contenders
  • The Crucial Voting Issue

Where Do They Stand

As for where the two top candidates stand on the issues, President Mugabe has pledged to increase Black ownership of the national economy. He also signed into law a requirement that obligates foreign firms to sell a majority stake to local people, according to BBC News. Tsvangirai has vowed to clean up the economy and corruption and create more jobs by recruiting investment.

(Photo: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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