Official result shows win for Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa won 50.8 per cent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3 percent, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed today, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.
"Mnangagwa, Emmerson Dambudzo, of ZANU-PF party is therefore duly declared elected president of the Republic of Zimbabwe," said ZEC chair Priscilla Chigumba.
Mnangagwa needed over 50 per cent of the vote to secure victory without a second-round run-off.
Soldiers and police cleared central Harare on Thursday, shouting at pedestrians and traders to leave the area, as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) continued to allege that ZANU-PF had stolen the election.
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