Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, according to incomplete official results. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission results showed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF cruising to a big majority after picking up 109 seats in a 210-seat parliament.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance managed to win only 41 seats with results for 58 seats still to be announced. ZANU-PF would need to win 30 more seats to have a two-thirds majority that would allow it to change the constitution at will.
Nick Mangwana, ZANU-PF spokesman, said the party was happy with the results. Monday’s poll was the first elections since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted. The result of the presidential vote is expected later on Wednesday. Earlier, the opposition MDC Alliance said that vote had been rigged and that its candidate Nelson Chamisa had won.
Monday’s polls attracted a high turnout of seventy percent.