Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Claiming Victory, Again


Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on before casting his vote in Highfields outside Harare July 31, 2013. Zimbabweans voted in large numbers on Wednesday in a fiercely contested election pitting veteran Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who has vowed to push Africa's oldest leader into retirement after 33 years in power. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (ZIMBABWE - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX125U7



Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's party has claimed victory in this week's election.

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But his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai says vote rigging made the poll a farce.

Michael Bratton is a professor of African studies at Michigan State University.

Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Bratton about his article in Foreign Policy magazine about Mugabe's efforts to engineer his own re-election.