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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.
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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."
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."
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by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 06:28:03 PM EST
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