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    Incumbent President Narrowly Wins Election in Zimbabwe

    The current president and member of the ruling Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa, narrowly won Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since the ousting of Robert Mugabe last year. Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote according to the electoral commission. Meanwhile, opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa with the Movement for Democratic Change party won 44.3 percent — less than the 50 percent required to trigger a run-off. His party’s chairman called the results “fraudulent” in a televised address and said they would be challenged in court before he was removed on-air by police.

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