Zimbabweans head to the polls

Zimbabweans are heading to the polls as they vote to elect a new president, but already there are claims of fraud.

The election brings an end to a coalition government formed between 89-year-old Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party and The Movement for Democratic Change, the party of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, formed after the elections in 2008.

Mr Mugabe (pictured), who has ruled for 33 years, seeks a new term and has said he will step down if he and his Zanu-PF party lose the presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.

The MDC though believe Zanu-PF have doctored the electoral roll.

6.4 million Zimbabweans are registered to vote and turnout is expected to be high. They have just one day to cast their votes.

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