Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe's Presidential Vote

The president re-takes office with just 50.8 percent of the vote.

Zimbabwe's election commission has declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner of the presidential election having gained 50.8 percent of the vote, with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa at 44.3 percent.

A Reuters tally of provincial results showed Mnangaga from the ruling ZANU-PF party had received 2.46 million votes compared to Chamisa's 2.15 million.

But minutes before the election winner was officially declared, Morgen Komichi, the chairman of Chamisa's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rejected the result.

Komichi made the impromptu televised statement at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, where the results were being announced. He said the MDC could not verify the results before being removed by police.