Published: Wed, August 01, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Traffic in Zimbabwean capital at standstill amid protest against election results

Traffic in Zimbabwean capital at standstill amid protest against election results

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in Parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance protested against alleged widespread fraud and the count continued in the key presidential race.

European Union observers questioned the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary poll, Zimbabwe's first since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign following a de facto coup in November after almost 40 years in power.

He said he did not understand why the election commission was taking so long to release results and that it would lose credibility with further delays.

In an indication of the growing tension, a crowd of about 100 MDC supporters gathered outside a Harare hotel where election results were being announced but police blocked the entrance to the building, a Reuters witness said.

The remaining winners were still to be declared.

Mnangagwa, a former deputy president who fell out with Mugabe and then took over from him, has said his showing in the presidential polls was "extremely positive" while urging people to wait for official results.

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Opposition supporters have been engaged in running battles with police, with officers using water cannons in an attempt to disperse protestors.

He added: "We have seen how we have won in those areas including rural areas, we were leading, and now they want to hide on the Zanu PF usual manipulation that they control rural areas".

ZEC chief Priscilla Chigumba said the presidential result may not be ready until Saturday.

The party now has an unassailable majority at 109 seats, while MDC-Alliance has 41, NPF has one seat and one independent.

"They've rigged these elections".

European Union observers are expected to give their report on Zimbabwe's presidential election Wednesday as the country waits impatiently for results of the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power.

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The predicted outcome was a run-off between the two men with each falling short of the 50 percent plus one vote requirement to win outright.

The election stands as an important test for Zimbabwe as the country tries to rebuild its economy and global standing after almost four decades of Mugabe rule.

He has accused the commission of releasing the parliamentary results first to prepare Zimbabweans for a Emmerson Mnangagwa victory.

The result in the presidential vote is due by 4 August but expected sooner.

It followed a surprise press conference at which he stunned observers by calling for voters to reject Zanu-PF, his former party.

The new government must tackle mass unemployment and an economy shattered by the seizure of white-owned farms under Mugabe, the collapse of agriculture, hyperinflation and an investment exodus.

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