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Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, center, arrives for the celebration of the country’s 38th independence anniversary at the National Sports Stadium, Harare, April, 18, 2018 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).

Will Zimbabwe’s Freewheeling Election Produce a Different Kind of Government?

Friday, May 25, 2018

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and senior editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to cancel his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They also weigh in on Italy’s new populist government. For the Report, Simon Allison talks with Robbie about Zimbabwe, which is gearing up for elections later this year, the first in the post-Mugabe era. New leaders from both the government and opposition are finding their feet, though they’re haunted by familiar problems.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

The Race Is On to Rule the New Zimbabwe
America Is Not Kim Jong Un’s Main Concern
How the Sweeping U.S. Demands on Iran Will Roil Its Domestic Politics
Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflicts Have Multiple Fronts, and High Barriers to Peace

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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