Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, official results showed on Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) 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, the election body said on Wednesday.
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.
“We are very happy with the results. So far, it shows that the people of Zimbabwe have entrusted ZANU-PF to lead them and we will do our best to meet the people’s wishes in the constituencies that elected us.
The opposition alliance said the vote was rigged in favour of the party that has been in power since the southern African country gained independence in 1980.