Zimbabwe’s Hijacked Election

Issue Date October 2002
Volume 13
Issue 4
Page Numbers 87-101
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Realizing that power would slip from his grasp if he allowed an honest presidential election in 2002, longtime strongman Robert Mugabe resorted to antidemocratic tactics that set a new low in cruelty and dishonesty.

About the Author

John Makumbe,¬†senior lecturer in political science at the University of Zimbabwe, is coauthor (with Daniel Compagnon) of¬†Behind the Smokescreen: The Politics of Zimbabwe’s 1995 General Elections (1996). He is currently chairing the Zimbabwe chapter of Transparency International, an international nongovernmental organization devoted to fighting corruption.

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