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Zimbabwe Court Confirms Mnangagwa Duly Elected President - Reports

© REUTERS / Philimon BulawayoZimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa votes in the general election at Sherwood Park Primary School in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa votes in the general election at Sherwood Park Primary School in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Zimbabwean Constitutional Court has confirmed Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory on July 30 presidential election following a legal challenge from the opposition, the News24 broadcaster reported, adding that the ruling was unanimous.

Chairman of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Komichi told the media that the party leadership would meet to consider the next steps.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for peace and unity on his Twitter account. 

The general elections in Zimbabwe were held on July 30. Residents of the country chose the president and members of both houses of parliament.

READ MORE: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Declares Victory of Incumbent President Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Emmerson Mnangagwa won the elections, receiving 50.8% of the vote. His main rival, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party Nelson Chamisa has received 44.3% of the vote.

Riots and protests with shooting have begun in Harare amid the announcement of the election results in the parliament. To disperse the protesters, Zimbabwe police used tear gas and water cannons, as well as the military equipment. As a result of clashes between police and protesters, six people were killed and 14 others were injured.

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