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Emmerson Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe election

SUCCESS: Emmerson Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT EMMERSON Mnangagwa has proved victorious and won Zimbabwe's presidential election, according to the electoral commission.

With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

According to BBC, by narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a run-off election against Mr Chamisa.

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote: "Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.

"Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all!"

Mr Mnangagwa took over as president last November from long-serving leader Robert Mugabe.

The elections were the first since Mr Mugabe was ousted from the presidency.

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