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Zimbabweans Happy Over Clinton Presidential Nomination


Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she arrives to accept the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016.

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she arrives to accept the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016.

Hillary Clinton accepted her nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the November 2016 U-S presidential election by making an all-embracing speech that included an appeal for once bitter rival Bernie Sanders’ supporters to help her to be voted the first female American president.

Her speech touched various topics ranging from households problems to climate change, LGBTQ issues, and police conflicts with local communities, America’s relations with other nations, democracy, war on terror, rival Donald Trump, and other issues.

Clinton is now expected to start nationwide campaigns before engaging in public debates with Donald Trump, who trashed her speech.

In a tweet, two hours ago, Trump said, “Crooked Hillary Clinton mentioned me 22 times in her very long and very boring speech. Many of her statements were lies and fabrications! Crooked Hillary said that I "couldn't handle the rough and tumble of a political campaign … Really, I just beat 16 people and am beating her!”

Some Zimbabweans say they are happy with the process of selecting a United States president, in which the people or the demos have a big say in the presidential caucuses and primaries. They say the nomination of a woman candidate by the Democratic Party is likely to encourage Zimbabwean women to seek nomination for the presidential race in 2018 in the southern African nation.

Already two women – former Vice President Joice Mujuru who leads the Zimbabwe People First, and Marceline Chikasha of the Zimbabwe African Democratic Party – are likely to contest the 2018 general election.

Zimbabwean, Chioneso Mpofu, who lives in USA, says the nomination of Clinton is a move in the right direction for women in the world.

Expectations are high that Clinton, who appears to be a favorite among many Zimbabweans, would fight for the dismantling of authoritarian rule in some countries.

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