President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe faces very steep competition in the presidential elections of Zimbabwe. Mugabe will be fighting for his political life in these elections. He has been blamed for much of the financial woes of Zimbabwe. However, Mugabe dismisses all blames and says that it is a Western conspiracy to overthrow him. One such example of Zimbabwe’s financial woes is the inflation rate with is at 1,000%.
Of all the countries in the world, Zimbabwe has the highest rate of inflation.
So far, Mugabe faces steep competition. He is being challenged by Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and his former finance minister Simba Makoni who is running as an independent. However, Makoni is influential in the Zanu-PF, which is the party of Mugabe.
There have been fears that Mugabe will rig the elections. But Mugabe said: “We don’t rig elections.”
Mugabe said if he wins, Zimbabwe must accept his victory. He gave a warning that the incident in Kenya will not be happening in Zimbabwe. In short, Mugabe has vowed to bust up all protests and demonstrations.
So far, the voting is still going on. It is unknown who will end up winning the elections in Zimbabwe. In the case of Mugabe’s political career, it’s all or nothing.