LIVE: Official announcement of Zimbabwe election results begins

Vote counting is under way in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power, as observers warn of possible shortcomings in the country’s landmark poll. Follow the live update here



The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has just finished announcing results from seven of the 210 constituencies for National Assembly seats

Zanu PF – 6

MDC Alliance – 1


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba says presidential results will only be announced after all results have been received and collated


Meanwhile, the MDC says “security has been increased” around Nelson Chamisa following a report  they got of “an assassination order” against Chamisa and Biti.


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission starts announcing election results


SABC is reporting that the Movement for Democratic Change is preparing court application to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release results from Monday’s national ballot


Police with water cannon are circulating in Zimbabwe’s capital as the country waits for the first official results of Monday’s presidential election.

The main opposition claims that voting results were not posted outside 21% of the country’s polling stations as the law requires, raising concerns about possible vote-rigging. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has said he would lead peaceful protests if the vote is found to be flawed. – AP


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says it needs an extra 30 minutes before it start announcing results


Zimbabwe’s main opposition is claiming that voting results forms were not posted at more than one-fifth of the country’s polling stations as the law requires.

The opposition says results it has collected from around the country show “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Nelson Chamisa has won the presidential election.

It says 21% of forms were not posted at stations.

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission is expected to release the first results of Monday’s vote shortly.

The election was the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down in November under military pressure and former confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa took power.

Mnangagwa also has expressed optimism about the results. – AP


The media is still waiting for the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Priscilla Chigumba to announce the election results


BBC is reporting that some candidate are already conceding defeat in some races. This comes as a first set of official results are due to to be announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

Meanwhile, the report says, supporters of the the leading candidates, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, remain upbeat that their man will win.


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has warned the public to be wary of alleged results being circulated on social media saying it’s unlawful for undesignated persons to announce fictitious, unverified results. Herald 


The media is getting ready for the announcement of election results.

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