President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the election in Zimbabwe, according to the country’s national commission.
Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa garnering 44.3%.
Thank you Zimbabwe!
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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
The opposition, Movement for Democratic Change- Alliance, rejected the results and had to be removed from the election commission stage by the police. Days before opposition supporters protested in Harare over alleged vote-rigging, resulting in the death of six people.
The opposition has vowed to challenge the result in court.