Fake results, says Chamisa, as Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwean election
The rural vote carried him to victory over the MDC's Nelson Chamisa
Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the Zimbabwean presidential election, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced early on Friday morning amid growing tensions in the country. ZEC chairwoman Priscilla Chigumba said on Thursday night Mnangagwa had received 2,460,463 votes (50.8%) followed by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance’s Nelson Chamisa with 2,147,436 votes (44.3%). "I do hereby declare that the votes by [Mnangagwa] are more than half the number cast in the presidential election. [Mnangagwa] is, therefore, duly declared as elected president of the Republic of Zimbabwe with effect from August 3, 2018," Chigumba said. Chamisa decried the results as fake, writing on Twitter: “The ZEC scandal of releasing unverified fake results is regrettable”. If neither candidate had won more than 50% in the presidential poll, a run-off would have been held in September. “Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning,” Mnangagw...
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