Video: Zimbabwe Electoral commission announces preliminary results
London, July 31, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the preliminary results on Tuesday.
Of the seven constituency results announced for the National Assembly seats, Zanu-PF received six and the MDC Alliance one.
#ZEC of the 7 constituency results announced for National Assembly seats
Chigumba said the presidential results will only be announced after all the results have been received and collated.
Zimbabweans took to the polls for the first time since the ousting of former president Rober Mugabe from office.
As well as electing a president, Zimbabweans were voting for 210 members of parliament and more than 9,000 councillors.
Final results are due by 4 August.
Some candidates are already accepting defeat.
Pastor Evan Mawarire, who rose to prominence in 2016 by rallying support against Mr Mugabe’s government on social media, failed in his attempt to win a seat on Harare’s city council.
Harare’s city council.
His #ThisFlag movement, which denounced the government’s management of the economy, gained tens of thousands of followers at the time.
Lawyer Fadzayi Mahere, who has a large following on Twitter and ran a successful social media campaign, lost her bid to become an MP for a constituency in the capital.
“We consistently said that we’d win or we’d learn,” she tweeted.