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International - August 3, 2018

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwean president

President Mnangagwa.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has emerged victorious in Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential elections.

Mnangagwa was announced as winner of the election after series of greeted the election following the delay in announcing the election results.

According to the announcement, the 75 year-old leader polled 50.8 per cent of votes as against 44.3 per cent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance..

Zimbabwe electoral rule says a candidate needs to win 50 per cent plus one vote to clinch the presidency.

In the final result declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Chamisa won 2,147,437 and Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 .

Before the result of the last province of Mashonald West was added, Chamisa had 1,921,714 votes, while Mnangagwa got 2,147,628 votes.

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