Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa wins Presidential Election

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Emmerson Mnangagwa wins 2018 Zimbabwe Presidential Election

Emmerson Mnangagwa has emerged as the victor of the 2018 Zimbabwe presidential election for the first time since long-serving, former president Robert Mugabe was ousted.

The declaration of Mr Mnangagwa of the ZANU-PF as the winner comes after delays in an election that was marred by widespread violence.

The 75-year old polled 2,460,463 votes (50.8%) to his closest opponent Nelson Chamisa‘s 2,147,436 (44.3%).

The declaration was made by Hon Justice Priscilla Chigumba, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

Mr Mnangagwa has also thanked the people of Zimbabwe for reposing their confidence in him.

“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!,” he tweeted after the announcement.

Source: eFocusLive.com

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