Zimbabwe is putting Zanu-PF in power again, officials say

Aug 01, 2018, 7:22 AM EDT
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's party is headed for a comfortable majority.
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Incomplete official results from Zimbabwe’s election show that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party is headed for a comfortable majority in the parliament amid claims of vote-rigging by the opposition MDC Alliance.

Out of 210 seats in the National Assembly’s lower house, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's party has bagged 110 seats with MDC Alliance emerging victorious only in 41 constituencies so far, notes the BBC.

The authorities are bracing for violent protests should the opposition reject the results, which it claims, are “fake” and dishonor the popular will and vote of the country, reports The Guardian.