Friday, 3 August 2018

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa vows to challenge election result "legally and constitutionally"


 
The Zimbabwe opposition leader has vowed to challenge the election result "legally and constitutionally" after saying it was rigged.
 
The electoral commission announced that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former enforcer of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, and leader of the Zanu-PF Party, had narrowly won Monday's vote.


Nelson Chamisa, leader of the MDC Party, said the election had "serious credibility and legitimacy issues" and that he was declaring "day of mourning for democracy".


He said: "I hope Emmerson Mnangagwa is open for business - the business of transparency."


Mr Chamisa, who received 44% of the vote, said the opposition had evidence of vote-rigging but the electoral commission "didn't want to listen to us".


He declared that "we won this election" and said Mr Mnangagwa should acknowledge that.


Mr Chamisa added that he would pursue all means necessary, legal and constitutional, to challenge the presidential election result.




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