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Zimbabwe election: Voters go to the polls with inflation on their minds

Zimbabweans are voting in presidential and parliamentary elections, amid some delays, after a campaign dominated by the country's soaring inflation.

Those queuing at polling stations in the capital said they were excited to exercise their right to vote.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces 10 challengers, including Nelson Chamisa of the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC).

A presidential candidate needs more than 50% of the vote to win.

If there is no outright victor, a presidential run-off will be held in six weeks on 2 October, when the more than six million registered voters will choose between the top two candidates.

After voting on Wednesday, one Harare resident spoke about the harsh economic climate.


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