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DAVOS (SWITZERLAND), Zimbabwe will go to the polls before July, in the first elections since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power, the country's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.

Mnangagwa, who took office in November after a shock military takeover led to Mugabe's resignation, promised to hold a fair vote and to accept the result if he loses.

Under Mugabe, who had ruled since 1980, Zimbabwean elections were marred by vote-rigging, intimidation and violent suppression of the opposition.

"Next month I will be able to make a proclamation of elections, so I believe that elections will not be in July, they will be earlier than July," Mnangagwa said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"We want to have free, fair, credible elections, free of violence," he said, adding that he would welcome international observers.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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