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Zimbabwe Election: Ruling Party Leading

Harare(August 01, 2018): Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has won the parliamentary election with 110 out of 210 seats in the National Assembly, gaining a clear majority.

According to the Electoral Commission of Zimbabwe, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party managed to win only 41 seats with results for 57 seats still to be announced. More than five million people were registered to vote – with a high turnout of 70%.

State broadcaster ZBC reported that the electoral commission would announce the presidential results at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT). The press conference has started, with the remaining parliamentary results being read out. A unit of riot police has been deployed at the electoral commission headquarters.

A presidential candidate needs more than 50% of the vote to win outright. Otherwise, a run-off election will be held on 8 September.

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