President Emmerson Mnangagwa Wins Presidential Election In Zimbabwe
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the Presidential election in Zimbabwe which has been marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence.
This is the first election in Zimbabwe’s history that didn’t involve their long-time leader Robert Mugabe who resigned last Novembe. Mnangagwa, who was Mugabe’s right-hand man, is the current leader of the ruling party ZANU-PF is known as “the crocodile” for his political shrewdness.
He won 50.8 percent of the vote while his closest rival Nelson Chamisa, of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance won 44.3 percent of the vote.
The results of the elections were announced today at the capital Harare by the country’s electoral commission. Mnangagwa won as he gained more than 50 percent of the vote. The ZANU-PF also gained a majority of seats in Zimbabwe’s parliament with 145 seats while the MDC won 63 seats.
Mnangagwa went to Twitter to thank Zimbabweans and vowed to improve the country with jobs and foreign investment. Chamisa of the MDC stated that election results are “unverified fake” and that “The level of opaqueness, truth deficiency, moral decay and values deficit is baffling”.
Violence has erupted over the last few days following the results of the elections with many protesting the results with altercations between them and the police with six people killed and 14 people wounded from the crossfire.