Zimbabwe Mugabe's Win

A Marxist state edges closer

The first general election since Zimbabwe won independence from Britain five years ago might prove to be its last. Nearly 3 million black voters flooded the polls last week to provide Prime Minister Robert Mugabe with a solid victory, and a mandate for continuing toward his stated goal of transforming Zimbabwe into a one-party, Marxist-Leninist state.

At week's end the results appeared to give Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front six additional seats in the country's 100- member Parliament, bringing the party's total to 63. The tally makes it doubtful that Mugabe will be able to win the unanimous parliamentary backing...

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