Emmerson Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe’s Presidential Polls

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has declared incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of July 30 presidential elections.The announcement which was made by Zimbabwe’s elections chief, Priscilla Chigumba on Thursday evening means Mr Mnangagwa will serve the constitutional five years with an option to seek re-election in 2023.This was the first election to elect new legislators and councillors in a post Mugabe era.Emmerson Mnangagwa who ran on the ticket of Zanu PF according to official records polled 2,460,463 votes representing 50.8% as against 2,147,437 votes representing 44.3% by his closest challenger, Nelson Chamisa.The party also managed to win an overwhelming majority in the parliamentary elections, winning over 160 seats out of the 210 seats.Earlier, there were pockets of violence after opposition protesters clashed with the police on Wednesday leading to the death of at least three people.Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to info@ghanaxtra.com and we’ll surely put them online

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