World|politics|August 3, 2018 / 09:48 AM
President Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe election

AKIPRESS.COM - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's presidential election, BBCreported citing the country's electoral commission.

With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results.

The chairman of Mr Chamisa's MDC Alliance said the count could not be verified.

By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a second run-off election against Mr Chamisa.

The president said he was "humbled" on Twitter, and called the result "a new beginning".
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