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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

Zimbabwe’s President Remarks on Historic Election : August 2, 3, and 27, 2018
Zimbabwe’s President Remarks on Historic Election
Heather Kerrigan

In November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe, stepped down from his position after a bloodless takeover by the country’s military. Mugabe was replaced by his former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who served as interim president until elections could be held in the summer of 2018. Mnangagwa went on to narrowly defeat his opponents in that election, the first held since Zimbabwe declared independence in which Mugabe was not a candidate. According to international election observers, the 2018 vote was marred by irregularities and voter intimidation. Mnangagwa’s primary opponent challenged the results, but the country’s Constitutional Court refused to ...

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