Africa Mugabe sets elections for March, but will Zimbabwe be ready?

The elections would include both presidential and legislative contests. But critics say that too many political issues remain unresolved for elections to be fairly held in March.


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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, announced last week that harmonized elections – which will include presidential and legislative elections – will be held in March next year in the southern African country. But political analysts and parties have described the proclamation as “daydreaming.”