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Vol 59 No 16

Published 10th August 2018


Zimbabwe

A disputed crown for the crocodile

The opposition rejects the declaration of Mnangagwa's victory in the presidential vote as Western observers question the elections' credibility

A pall of doubt hangs over the presidential election results which gave President Emmerson Mnangagwa 50.8% of the vote when the final figures were announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the early hours of Friday, 3 August. The doubts are not just over the arithmetic behind the figures but the election's acceptability to Zimbabweans, diplomats and international institutions.

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