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Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority of seats in Parliament

PICTURED: Emmerson Mnangagwa

ZIMBABWE'S RULING party Zanu-PF has won the majority seats in parliament,results from the electoral commission showed on Wednesday (Aug 1).

According to BBC NewsThe Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has announced 110 seats for Zanu-PF so far, and 41 for MDC Alliance, ZBC state media reported. There are 210 seats in the National Assembly's lower house.

This comes a day after the opposition accused the agency of deliberately delaying results in ZANU-PF's favour.

The party, led by Emmerson Mnangagwa's, is poised to win a substantial parliamentary majority in Monday's poll - the first elections since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted. However, the result of the presidential vote is not yet known.

According to Associated Press, more than 5.5 million people were registered to vote in an election featuring a record number of more than 20 presidential candidates and nearly 130 political parties vying for parliamentary seats.

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