Mnangagwa elected in Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa elected in Zimbabwe

Editorial Staff
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The new president won 50.8 of the votes, while his opponent, Chamisa, received 44.3 percent

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Zimbabwe’s electoral commission has officially declared Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner in the country’s presidential elections. Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former right-hand man and interim head of state, received 50.8 of the votes, while his rival, opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa, won 44.3 percent. The official result comes during the country’s first elections since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe, amid fierce clashes and tensions. Supporters of Chamisa and his Movement for Democratic Change took to the streets two days ago in the capital Harare to protest against alleged electoral fraud and claiming victory. In a Twitter message, his first as president of Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa said: "Thank you Zimbabwe! This is a new beginning, let us join hands, in peace, unity and love, and together build a new Zimbabwe for all! Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams."