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
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
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
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.