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Voting in Zimbabwe election extended by another day after ballot delays

Polling described as ‘shambolic’, with electoral body accused of conspiring with ruling party to ‘disenfranchise’ opposition voters

Voting in Zimbabwe’s election has been extended by another day after huge delays in the delivery of ballot papers to some wards.

The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, issued a decree late on Wednesday to extend voting by another day in 40 wards across Harare, and the provinces of Mashonaland Central and Manicaland, as the government tried to salvage polling that had been described as “shambolic”.

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