Harare (August 03, 2018): President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the country’s presidential election.
According to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
In his Twitter message, President Mnangagwa stated this result of elections as ‘a new beginning’.
Thank you Zimbabwe!
I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.
Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.
This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all! pic.twitter.com/FbdrixAktR
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018
According to details, police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results.
Earlier, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangawa called for calm as opposition supporters angry at alleged election fraud took to the streets of the capital Harare.
Police fired teargas and water cannons at demonstrators, mostly young men, who lit fires and threw stones at the gates of the country’s votetallying centre on Wednesday.On July 31, Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said on Tuesday that his party had the results from 10,000 polling stations. The opposition leader said his party was ready to form the next government following the first elections since long-term President Robert Mugabe was removed from office last year.