This Day In History

First Multiracial Election is held in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 27 February 1980
After a civil war between ZANU PF and Rhodesian government forces, supported by the South African ANC and South African government respectively, and following the Lancaster agreement, the first elections are held, giving the black majority full voting powers in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). ..
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