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Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa Re-elected

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been re-elected after securing 2.6 per cent of the total votes cast in the August 23-24 elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced on Saturday.

Mnangagwa polled 2,350,711 votes to beat 10 other presidential contestants including his main challenger and opposition Citizens for Coalition Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa, who scored 1,967,343 votes or 44 per cent of the valid votes cast.

“Mnangagwa Emmerson Dambudzo of ZANU-PF party is declared duly elected president of the Republic of Zimbabwe with effect from August 26, 2023”, Chigumba said.

According to the ZEC, Mnangagwa’s ruling ZANU-PF party also won the majority of the 210 parliamentary seats.

Zimbabweans voted on Wednesday and Thursday, with a voter turnout of 68.9 percent, to choose a new president, members of parliament and representatives of local governments.



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