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Emmerson Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe Presidential Election

Harare: Zimbabwe’s incumbent leader Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the nation’s presidential election on Friday as the ruling party garnered a two-thirds majority in parliament in the first vote since the fall of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that Mnangagwa, 75, received 2,460,463 votes, representing 50.8 percent of the total votes, reports Xinhua news agency. His biggest rival, Nelson Chamisa from opposition MDC Alliance, received 44.3 percent of the vote. The other 21 presidential candidates shared the remaining votes. Mnangagwa said he was “humbled” by his win. (IANS)

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