BREAKING NEWS COVID-19 cluster found at local Five Guys Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe elections announced for July 30

Zimbabwe will hold its national elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Wednesday.It w...

Posted: May 30, 2018 3:42 PM
Updated: May 30, 2018 3:42 PM

Zimbabwe will hold its national elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Wednesday.

It will be the first election since the military forced Robert Mugabe out of office in an apparent coup in November last year.

"I am delighted to proclaim July 30 as the date for the 2018 harmonized elections. These elections will be free, fair and transparent, and the voice of the people will be heard. I call on all candidates to campaign peacefully and focus on the issues that really matter," Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter handle.

Mnangagwa, who became the country's interim leader in November, said he looked forward to engaging with the people of Zimbabwe as campaigns begin.

There had been concerns that Mnangagwa -- a septuagenarian known as the "Crocodile" for his political survival skills -- could delay the vote to extend his stay in power.

He had earlier invited Commonwealth observers to monitor the country's elections in July for the first time since it was suspended from the bloc in 2002 on the grounds that Mugabe, who had ruled the country since independence in 1980, rigged his re-election in 2002.

Zimbabwe also applied to re-join the Commonwealth after its membership was withdrawn under former dictator Mugabe 15 years ago.

The election will be the first time since Zimbabwe achieved independence that Mugabe's name will not appear on the ballot.

Mugabe was pressured to resign in November after 37 years of autocratic rule, in a dramatic standoff with the military, which placed the veteran leader under house arrest.

The political tumult that led to Mugabe's downfall began when he fired Mnangagwa, who served as vice president at the time and had been a close ally of Mugabe for decades.

READ MORE: Satire is booming in Zimbabwe after Mugabe's fall

West Lafayette
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 87°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 87°
Rensselaer
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 88°
Fowler
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 96°
Crawfordsville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 85°
Frankfort
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 79°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
91° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 93°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
91° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 93°
Logansport
Broken Clouds
91° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 93°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 48201

Reported Deaths: 2693
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11624683
Lake5146242
Elkhart328546
Allen2762129
St. Joseph194366
Cass16389
Hamilton1552101
Hendricks1403100
Johnson1278118
Porter72837
Tippecanoe7158
Madison65864
Clark65144
Bartholomew58544
Howard57557
LaPorte57326
Kosciusko5464
Vanderburgh5226
Marshall4924
Noble47828
Jackson4703
LaGrange4708
Hancock44835
Boone44243
Delaware44250
Shelby42525
Floyd37944
Morgan32931
Grant29426
Monroe29428
Montgomery29420
Clinton2892
Dubois2736
Henry26315
White26310
Decatur25032
Lawrence24425
Dearborn23623
Vigo2348
Warrick21429
Harrison21322
Unassigned193193
Greene18832
Miami1822
Jennings17611
Putnam1698
DeKalb1624
Scott1607
Daviess14317
Wayne1386
Orange13623
Steuben1292
Perry1279
Franklin1248
Jasper1212
Ripley1167
Wabash1122
Carroll1102
Fayette997
Newton9810
Starke933
Whitley925
Huntington812
Gibson802
Randolph794
Jefferson722
Wells721
Fulton701
Jay680
Washington671
Knox640
Pulaski641
Clay604
Rush583
Adams501
Benton480
Owen471
Sullivan441
Brown391
Posey390
Spencer381
Blackford372
Crawford320
Tipton321
Fountain312
Switzerland270
Parke230
Martin220
Ohio170
Vermillion140
Warren141
Union130
Pike110

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events