Zimbabwe : the ruling party wins the absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, head of the Zanu-PF and presidential candidate. © Photo: RR

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Casablanca (ADV) – Zanu-PF, Zimbabwe’s ruling party since 1980, won an absolute majority of seats in the national assembly in Monday’s legislative elections, the first since the fall of President Robert Mugabe, according to partial official results announced Wednesday.

Out of 153 constituencies whose results were compiled, “the Zanu-PF gets 110 seats, while the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) gets 41 seats,” announced the public broadcasting group ZBC, citing the results of the electoral commission .

The National Assembly has a total of 210 seats. Zanu-PF is therefore already assured of obtaining the absolute majority in the lower house.

None of the parties reacted immediately to these results.

But the day before, the MDC had claimed victory in the general elections held Monday.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, head of the Zanu-PF and presidential candidate, said he was confident in the victory.

The results of the presidential election have not yet been announced. The ZEC has warned that they may be available only Friday or Saturday, raising the worst concerns of the MDC accusing the commission of trying to rig the results of the presidential election.

Bur-csa – ADV