Zimbabwe Prepares to Go to the Polls

On Thursday, Zimbabwe residents vote for a new government. The parliamentary elections come at a time of political and economic crisis in the Southern African nation. Under the rule of President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has gone from a celebrated model of African democracy to a pariah state, scorned by the international community for its repression and abuse of human rights. Grant Clark reports.



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