Africa 31.7.2013 09:10 am

Polls open in Zimbabwe’s tense presidential vote

PHOTO: AFP.

PHOTO: AFP.

Zimbabweans began casting ballots Wednesday in a fiercely contested election dominated by Robert Mugabe’s bid to extend his 33-year rule and overshadowed by suspicions of vote rigging.

Voters, some wrapped in blankets on a cold winter morning, started queuing up at least four hours before polling stations opened.

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