Zimbabwe election: President Mnangagwa calls for solidarity

Emmerson Mnangagwa at Friday press conference Symbol copyright Reuters Image caption President Mnangagwa caught a conciliatory tone at Friday’s press convention

Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will be a pace-setter for all Zimbabweans in a decision for cohesion after rows broke out over his election victory.

The president appealed for peace and promised an impartial investigation into the army after six people had been killed in submit-election violence.

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has described the president’s victory as a “coup in opposition to the people’s will”.

This used to be the primary election due to the fact that lengthy-time period chief Robert Mugabe was ousted.

Speaking at a press convention, President Mnangagwa said that Mr Chamisa could have “a vital role to play in Zimbabwe’s president and its unfolding future”.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nelson Chamisa, 40, says the lengthen in announcing the results instructed wrongdoing

He additionally raised discrepancies among vote tallies, and stated his election agent had not been allowed to make sure the consequences on Thursday.

Mnangagwa: The ‘crocodile’ who snapped again Chamisa: Crusader who took on Zanu_PF

Figures released via the electoral fee say Mr Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF party won 50.4% of the presidential vote – making sure through only 36,464 ballots that there did not have to be a run-off.

Chamisa tallied 44.3% of the virtually 5 million votes cast, with the 21 other candidates taking up the remainder.

Results of the parliamentary election gave Zanu-PF A HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR seats; the MDC Alliance, that’s made up of 7 parties, 64 seats, and one seat to the National Patriotic Front, shaped via Mugabe loyalists.

What is the temper within the capital?

a peaceful polling day raised hopes of a new non violent generation in Zimbabwe, however as effects had been counted the capital turned violent.

Police were patrolling the streets of city after clashes between protesters and police on Wednesday left six folks dead.

Authorities have faced criticism for raiding the MDC Alliance headquarters and looking to disperse reporters before Mr Chamisa gave a press conference.

who is the president-opt for?

Image copyright AFP Emmerson Mnangagwa is understood as “the crocodile” on account of his political shrewdness, and used to be a key figure underneath ex-President Mugabe Accused of masterminding assaults on opposition supporters after the 2008 election Concept to be SEVENTY FIVE years antique, he promises to ship jobs and is seen as open to financial reforms Survived a few alleged assassination attempts, blamed on supporters of ex-President Mugabe.

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