Politics Dec 12

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Profile: Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, long-time leader of Zimbabwe, was hailed as a hero during his country's liberation from the UK, but has since maintained power in controversial elections and garnered international criticism for how he is running the African nation.

Voter participation in a run-off election Friday, with only longtime President Robert Mugabe running, was reportedly light at many polling stations. Some of those who did vote said they were coerced -- fearing punishment or even death.

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