President Emmerson Mnangagwa has retained the presidency of the country by a 52.6 percent margin.

Mnangagwa, won 52.6 percent of the ballots against 44 percent for the main challenger, Nelson Chamisa, 45, according to official results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

“Mnangagwa Emmerson Dambudzo of Zanu-PF party is declared duly elected president of the Republic of Zimbabwe,” ZEC chairwoman Justice Chigumba told journalists.

A total 11 candidates contested in the Presidential race.

The number of total votes cast was 4 561 221 and of these, 92 553 were invalid.
This year’s total voter turnout was 68.9 percent.