Robert Mugabe was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe after ballot intimidation ensured that he won Friday's run-off unopposed. No network correspondent was on hand to document the discredited election but ABC's Jim Sciutto illicitly crossed the border to survey the scene in the town of Hwange. He found "eerily lifeless" streets, a ubiquitous police presence and many anecdotes of ballots spoiled in protest. His driver called the election a "selection of the president." When Sciutto last visited Hwange in April a single US dollar would buy 50m local dollars--now it is worth 10bn.
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