EU observers offer mixed picture of first Zimbabwe vote since Mugabe’s fall

E.U. Election Observation Team

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganized” in others.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally of Mugabe, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in the vote. Mnangagwa is the frontrunner but the latest poll shows a tight race.