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Zimbabwe top court upholds July 31 election date

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on September 26, 2012. Presidential elections in Zimbabwe will go ahead on July 31, the disputed date originally set by Mugabe, the country's top court has ruled. (AFP/File)

Presidential elections in Zimbabwe will go ahead on July 31, the disputed date originally set by President Robert Mugabe, the country's top court ruled on Thursday.

"Elections should proceed on the 31st of July 2013 in terms of the proclamation by the president in compliance with the order of this court," chief justice Godfrey Chidyausiku ruled.

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