Zimbabwe declares Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner in first presidential election since Robert Mugabe was deposed after 4 decades in power
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Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since Robert Mugabe was deposed last fall after four decades in power.
On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party won the majority of seats in parliament, though candidates needed more than 50% of the vote in order to secure the presidency.
Opposition leaders have rejected the results.
The election announcement follows bloody clashes between police and protesters this week, who accused the nation’s ruling party of rigging the election.
Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially declared the winner in Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since Robert Mugabe was deposed last fall after four decades in power.
The country’s electoral commission announced the results early Friday morning local time. With votes from all of the nation’s 10 provinces tallied, ZANU-PF leader Mnangagwa gained 2.46 million votes (50.8%) against his opponent Nelson Chamisa’s 2.15 million (44.3%) votes. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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