BREAKING: Mnangagwa wins Presidential poll as curtain comes down on Zim elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa retained his seat as he won the Zimbabwe 2023 Presidential elections by 52.6 percent, beating his closest rival Nelson Chamisa of Citizens Coalition for Change who had 44 percent of the vote.

Shortly after 11pm on Saturday, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Priscilla Chigumba announced the result,  which was the last serving of the harmonized election following Pariiamentary elections that helped another victory for Zanu PF which got 137 seats while CCC got 73.

The turnout for the poll was 68 percent.

The elections have divided both the country and observer missions with the majority of the latter endorsing the process while European,  Commonwealth and American missions have expectedly issued hostile reports.

What’s more pointed is Sadc Observer Mission breaking with traditional and issuing an under-warm commentary in it’s preliminary report, drawing fire from the ruling Zanu PF.

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