Shadow of Mugabe looms over Zimbabwe election

Updated 7:57 AM ET, Mon July 30, 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)For the first time in a generation, there will be a glaring omission on the ballot form when Zimbabweans go to the polls on Monday.

Robert Mugabe may have disappeared from the public view, but his ghost still lingers over a vote which threatens to be one of the closest in the country's history.
Mugabe, now 94, ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years before resigning last November amid the pressure of a military takeover and the humiliation of impeachment.