The battle for Zimbabwe in 2013: from polarisation to ambivalence

  title={The battle for Zimbabwe in 2013: from polarisation to ambivalence},
  author={Julia Gallagher},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={27 - 49}
  • J. Gallagher
  • Published 12 February 2015
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
Abstract On the face of it, the triumph of Robert Mugabe and ZANU(PF) in the 2013 elections came as a shock, not least to opposition MDC activists. However, after a period of introspection, many have begun to construct a coherent and wide-ranging account of the result which explores opposition shortcomings, and the revived relationship between the electorate and Mugabe's ZANU(PF). This article, based on interviews with political activists conducted three months after the election, outlines and… 

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