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Mugabe turns 89

Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe turns 89 today.

Zimbabwe's long time ruler is the oldest African president and he is also the candidate of his party for the next elections.

Its staggering to think that at 89 he can choose to stand for a new five year term which if he wins he will rule until he is 94.

Whilst Zimbabwe has produced a new constitution which is due to be voted on next month, this proposed new constitution does not have a maximum age for a president or for a presidential candidate and it does not count all the terms served before this constitution.

Therefore Mugabe is free to contest the elections for a new term when some people think that he should be retiring from active politics.

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