Re-election of Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa
Zimbabwean President stresses food security as elections approach. Image source: IANS News
Harare, August 27: Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been re-elected after receiving 2.6% of the total votes cast in the elections held on August 23-24, the country’s election authority announced.
According to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairwoman Priscilla Chigumba, Mnangagwa beat 10 other presidential contenders with 2,350,711 votes, Xinhua reported.
Chigumba said Mnangagwa’s main rival and leader of the opposition Citizens for Change party, Nelson Chamisa, received 1,967,343 votes, or 44 percent of the valid votes cast.
“Mnangagwa Emmerson Dambudzu of the Zimbabwe African Union-Patriotic Front has been declared duly elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe effective 26 August 2023,” Chigumba said.
According to the Central Election Commission, Mnangagwa’s ruling Zimbabwe African Union/Patriotic Front party won the majority of the 210 seats in parliament.
Zimbabwean voters voted on Wednesday and Thursday, with a turnout of 68.9 percent, to choose a new president, members of parliament and local government representatives.
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