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New Actors in the Game: The MDC–Alliance and Election Manipulation in Zimbabwe

Obert Hodzi
Newsbrief, 16 October 2018
Zimbabwe, Global Security Issues
Traditional methods of rigging elections are falling out of favour in the eyes of leaders keen to have their authoritarian regimes validated at the ballot box. Aided by digital technologies, a loyal supporter base and a lucrative party identity and narrative, opposition parties like Zimbabwe’s MDC are taking their turn at manipulating the outcomes of elections, and forcing the hand of those who legitimise them

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