In Zimbabwe, for the first time after the departure of Mugabe polling stations were opened

© AP Photo / Ben CurtisЖители Harare celebrating the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. 21 Nov 2017In Zimbabwe, for the first time after the departure of Mugabe polling stations were opened© AP Photo / Ben Curtis

Polls opened in Zimbabwe, where the first elections since the resignation from the post of President Robert Mugabe, reports South African news portal News24.

At the end of November 2017 93-year-old Robert Mugabe has resigned from the post of President of Zimbabwe under the pressure of war and the leadership of the ruling party ZANU-PF. Former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the proposed ZANU-PF for the post of head of state will remain in office until the elections of 30 July 2018.

As writes portal, stations opened at 07.00 local time (08.00 GMT). Even before the opening of the entrances to a number of sectors, in particular in settlements in Mbar and Kuwadzana — the suburbs of the capital Harare, formed a queue of those wishing to vote.

Some of the local residents came to polling stations even at 04.00 local time (05.00 GMT), hoping to see «changes» after the election.

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