Zimbabwe elections at a glance

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Harare - Zimbabwe will hold general elections on Wednesday, July 31 to end President Robert Mugabe and long-time rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's power-sharing government.

Here are some key facts about the vote:

- At least 6.4 million Zimbabweans, out of a population of 12.9 million, are eligible to vote at 9 670 polling stations across the country

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- Voting centres will be open from 07:00 to 19:00.

- Most voters will vote for presidential and parliamentary candidates

- There are five presidential candidates: President Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Dumiso Dabengwa, Welshman Ncube and Kinisoti Mukwazhe.

- There are 210 parliamentary constituencies

- 60 seats were reserved for women

- 37 108 police officers and military personnel have already voted.

- Voters will need to be 18 years and above to vote and will have to present a national identity card or a valid Zimbabwean passport.

- The results are expected within five days.

For all Zimbabwe election stories please visit our Zimbabwe Special Report Page.

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