Zimbabwe Opposition To Declare Chamisa 'President'
Things may be getting worse in Zimbabwe in the coming days. This is because a new president may be imposed on the citizens of the country.
Opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), says it will hold a mock inauguration to name its leader, Nelson Chamisa as the country's president this week, highlighting its claims that the July 30 election was rigged.
Chamisa, head of MDC, narrowly lost to Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's first election since the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe last year.
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"He will be recognised as the legitimate president of Zimbabwe by his party and the people of Zimbabwe following resolutions of the national council," MDC spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda told AFP.
Sibanda said Chamisa had been denied victory by "cheating and chicanery" and that the ceremony would be held on Saturday, when the party celebrates its 19th anniversary.
"Resolutions will be passed to recognise his victory and state it publicly," he said.
Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won the election with 50.8 percent of the vote -- just enough to meet the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a run-off against Chamisa, who scored 44.3 percent.
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