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Africa

2008 – Presidential and parliamentary elections

Presidential and parliamentary elections saw Morgan Tsvangirai claim a narrow victory. Zimbabwe's electoral commission announces that while neither party received a majority vote, coupled with Mugabe refusing to accept defeat, a run-off election would be held.

Tsvangirai withdrew days before the poll, complaining of intimidation. Nevertheless, the run-off election went ahead.

This time Mugabe received an overwhelming number of votes. The two would later sign a power-sharing agreement. Implementation stalls over who will get the top ministerial jobs. A coalition government rules the country for the next five years.

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