Zimbabwe: Populations Waiting for General Election Results

In Zimbabwe, it is now the wait before the results of the elections on Monday.

The first presidential and legislative elections without former president Robert Mugabe, forced to resign last November.

The Electoral Commission has until Friday to publish the final results, but it could release preliminary results as early as Tuesday.

The whole country is waiting for an announcement from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to publish the results by Friday.

Decisive results for the party in power since the end of independence that hopes to remain at the helm of the country.

Its candidate, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who ousted Robert Mugabe last November by a coup, seeks to obtain the legitimacy of the polls.

He is the favorite, but polls just before the election announced a close face to face with his rival, Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the main opposition party.

Both sides already evoke their victory

While major cities, such as Harare and Bulawayo, are predominantly for the opposition, rural areas, which represent 60 percent of voters, traditionally vote for the ruling party.

Everything will depend on the ability of the opposition to gain ground in these rural areas.

Even before the first figures, the two main candidates have already claimed their victory on Tuesday morning. Which poses a real question: are they ready to accept a possible defeat?

A political observer explained, indeed, that he saw badly the army accept a defeat of his candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa after to the head of the country last November.

“The enthusiasm of the voters was visible and the interest is very high for this election in particular,” John Dramani Mahama, Former President of Ghana, and Head of the Commonwealth Observation Mission

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