Julia Stafford writes about the recent Zimbabwean presidential election in the latest Third Way Cafe.
On July 31, the people of Zimbabwe re-elected President Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission declared that Mugabe won 61 percent of the vote. His primary opponent, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, garnered 34 percent of the vote. Although the electoral process was mostly peaceful, many people in Zimbabwe and the international community have raised questions about the legitimacy of the election results, due in part to the wide margin by which Mugabe was re-elected.
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