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Waiting For Change

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President Robert Mugabe casts his vote in the election that could unseat him. Source: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For years, Zimbabweans voted with their feet. An economy in free-fall left citizens malnourished, unemployed, and unable to buy staples with their worthless currency. (Today, one US Dollar = 30,597.0 Zimbabwe Dollars.) Citizens fled in search of work and food.

On Saturday, however, they voted with ballots, and it appears that President Robert Mugabe's government -- which has held the country in its grip since 1980 -- may be unseated, and he may have lost the presidency.

We particularly want to hear from people who have family in Zimbabwe, who are watching events there closely. What are you hoping for? What are your expectations?