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Emmerson Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe Election

International Desk
Published on : 03 August 2018, 10:56 AM
Emmerson Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe Election

 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe`s presidential election. After the declaration of 30th July election results of all 10 provinces, Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the votes. His opponent Nelson Chamisa got 44.3 percent of the votes. According to the Election Commission of Zimbabwe, international media have reported this information.
 
However, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa claimed that the results declared are still not verified. But the Election Commission of the country said there was no fraud on the results. After rejecting the results, the country`s police removed opposition leaders from the electoral commission stage.
 
After the announcement of the results, President Mnangagwa described this election as a "new start" on Twitter and urged to start a new Zimbabwe with peace, unity and love together.
 
After independence in 1980, Robert Mugabe, who took over as the Zimbabwean president, was ousted by a coup in November last year. He was replaced by the former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa from the chief post of ruling Zanu-PF party. Mugabe dismissed Mnangagwa from Vice President post two weeks before the coup.
 
The country`s first election was held on July 30 after the coup. After the parliament and presidential election, the results of the parliamentary elections were announced on August 1. Zanu-PF party got the two-thirds majority in it.
 
Soon there was a massive violence spread across the country. Several international media have reported that six people were killed in the shootout by the army on Wednesday.
 
 

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