President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has been elected to a second term in office. According to the election commission, Mnangagwa received 52.6% of the total vote.
Nicknamed “The Crocodile” for his ruthlessness, Mnangagwa is Zimbabwe’s third president. He took over following Robert Mugabe’s overthrow in 2017, who had ruled the country in southern Africa for 37 years.
The Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) candidate Nelson Chamisa received 44% of the vote, according to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
According to ZEC, Mnangagwa received more than 2.3 million votes whereas Chamisa only received 1.9 million.
69% of eligible voters in the nation of about 16 million cast ballots. Despite allegations of massive election manipulation from the opposition, the constitutional court upheld the outcome of the vote.
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