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Election underway in Zimbabwe
Polling booths have opened across Zimbabwe for the country's first general election since violence at the polls in 2008 forced the main political parties into an uneasy power-sharing deal.
Some 6.4 million people are registered to vote in the presidential, parliamentary and local elections and there are more than 9600 polling stations.
Five candidates are competing in the presidential race, but incumbent President Robert Mugabe from the Zanu-PF party and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai from the Movement for Democratic Change are the front-runners, DPA reports.
If neither wins 50% of the ballots in the first round, a run-off is set for September.
It is the third attempt by 61-year-old Mr Tsvangirai to unseat Mr Mugabe, 89, who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980.
There are already allegations of fraud, with the Movement for Democratic Change accusing Zanu-PF or doctoring the electoral roll. Zanu-PF has denied this, the BBC reports.
Campaigning has been peaceful, with no reports of violence or intimidation.