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    Zimbabwe's Presidential Election: ZEC announces President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Winner

    The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has announced President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election, the BBC reports..

    He was declared wimner after Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in the 10 provinces.

    The results were reject by the opposition party and this led the Police to eject opposition officials from the electoral commission stage.

    The chairman of Mr Chamisa's MDC Alliance has alleged the count could not be verified.

    Mr Mnangagwa averts a run-off election against Mr Chamisa by narrowly winning more than 50 per cent of the vote.

    Accepting his victory, the president said on Twitter he was "humbled", and called the result "a new beginning".

    He tweeted from his handle, @edmnangagwa:
    "Thank you Zimbabwe!
    I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.
    Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.
    This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all!" https://t.co/FbdrixAktR

    https://twitter.com/edmnangagwa/stat...691952129?s=19

    Mr Mnangagwa, from the governing Zanu-PF party, militarily took over as president last November from long-serving leader Robert Mugabe and by this.victory, popularised his position. The elections were the first since Mugabe, 94 was ousted, meant to set Zimbabwe on a new path.

    On Wednesday in Harare, six people were killed during opposition protests over alleged vote-rigging.

    Mr Mnangagwa said the government was in talks with Mr Chamisa to end the crisis and proposed an independent investigation to bring those who were behind the violence to justice.

    "This land is home to all of us and we will sink or swim together," Mr Mnangagwa said in a series of tweets.
    Last edited by Nenye; 08-03-2018, 06:17 AM.
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