Zimbabwe: U.S. Should Expand Sanctions If Elections Are Flawed

Zimbabwe Election: Latest News & Voting Information

Zimbabweans will head to the polls on July 31 for national elections pitting long-time President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Past elections have been marred by serious irregularities and violence orchestrated by Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) supporters. The lead-up to this election has also been fraught with irregularities.

In the unlikely event that the election proves free and fair, the U.S. should be prepared to work with the new government to improve good governance and economic growth. However, in the coming days, the U.S. should warn Mugabe that a flawed election will lead the U.S. to expand current sanctions and work with international partners to ensure the broad application of sanctions until credible elections are held.

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I am a 21 year old college senior majoring in political science. I volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2012 and even got to meet the Vice President. I love to read and participate in the LGBT community. I love anything to do with politics as well as any current events.

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