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EU elections mission DENOUNCES Zimbabwe poll amid new delays
Opinion polls ahead of the election put Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU-PF party and his opposition counterpart Nelson Chamisa, the candidate for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in a near dead-heat, both polling around 40% of the vote.

However, two days after voting took place on Monday (30 July) there has been no official news on the results.
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Final results for the Presidential poll are due to be announced by 4 August, but ZANU-PF has already secured a two thirds majority of parliamentary seats.

so ...
EU will spend more on border and migration control than on Africa
"We will see BIBLICAL movements of people from the South to the North"


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 07:45:52 PM EST
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Beating expectations ... ahead of 4 August deadline
Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in Zimbabwe presidential election
The electoral commission announced the presidential election results province by province, declaring ZANU-PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa president by the closest of margins.  ... Mnangagwa won 50.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party with 44.3 percent, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said. Chasima dismissed what he called "unverified FAKE results" and said the MDC planned to challenge the outcome of the "RIGGED" election.
Dewey Bush System: 1948-2001
After the first four of ten provincial results, Chamisa's MDC had a lead of about 50,000 votes over the ruling ZANU-PF but after the fifth province was announced, the lead had switched to Mnangagwa. He quickly took to Twitter to hail what he called "a new beginning."
Progress!
The opposition indicated it would challenge the result in the courts. "What they have been trying to do of late is to play around," Chamisa told reporters hours before the final results. "That is rigging, that is manipulation, trying to bastardise the result, and that we will not allow."
Harmonised Results | Map
Did "fly-over" country indeed win the day again?! Perish the thought.
Full list of Presidential Candidates for Zimbabwe 2018 Elections
23 friends and family illustrated! Gender imbalance duly noted. #MeToo analysis developing ...

archived martyr/dissident/émigré /demagogue PR
Whose capital, Whose State?
Mnangagwa who fled the country
Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 06:28:03 PM EST
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REUTERS infographic "captures" the ballots for friends and family, possibly Ralph Nader.
75 political parties register to contest 2018 polls, says Zim electoral body,"according to New Zimbabwe.com," 5 Oct 2017, and managed to "capture" 5 (possibly 3) of 210 seats of parliament. whoosh. That's like DUP-ish sized treachery, especially if the members are all related and the "government" needs their votes to sell-out the Commonwealth. President-elect Mnangagwa has vowed to um rejoin the Commonwealth.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 4th, 2018 at 04:56:11 PM EST
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