Southern African bloc says polls marred with irregularities
Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner for another five-year term after observers condemned the country’s election which the Southern African Development Community said was marred with irregularities.
Mnangagwa from the ruling Zanu PF party received 52. 6% of the vote.
His rival, Nelson Chamisa, of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), was second, winning 44%.
Zanu PF also won 136 seats in the National Assembly. The CCC received 73 seats, denying the ruling party a two-thirds majority with which Mnangagwa could amend the Constitution.
The election for Gutu West was canceled following the death of a candidate before the elections.