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Mnangagwa Declares Victory in Zimbabwe Presidential Election as Challenger Chamisa Calls Fraud

HeadlineAug 28, 2023

In Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of last week’s election, securing another five-year term after a delay in polls and accusations of a rigged election. European election observers said the vote “fell short” of established standards, noting that “acts of violence and intimidation resulted ultimately in a climate of fear.” Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa called the election a “gigantic fraud” and asked neighboring countries to intervene.

Nelson Chamisa: “It is clear that we are rejecting the election as a sham. The result, the process itself, we disregard it, and it’s in line with what the SADC observers have said. We reject this sham result and flawed process based on the disputed figures.”

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