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After Elections, Zimbabwe Government’s Legitimacy in Limbo
Zimbabwe’s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results
- Piers Pigou
The military crackdown on opposition protesters highlights the urgency of reform if the government is to preserve stability and, by extension, its re-engagement strategy with international donors.
The Zimbabwean government posited that the first elections after the November 2017 ouster of Robert Mugabe would enhance the state’s credibility and strengthen the country’s prospects for economic recovery.
Voters responded in kind, heading to the polls in unprecedented numbers.
The results, however…