Electoral Body Set to Announce Zimbabwe Election Results

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The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission has said it will announce results as they come in, calling on the public to disregard results that are not announced by the commisison. 

The electoral commission boss Priscilla Chigumba says that Zimbabweans don’t need to worry about vote rigging, giving a warning against premature announcements as unofficial results have began streaming in.

Briefing the media in Harare this mid morning, ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the results will be announced as they come in, adding that they are confident that all the results will be announced earlier than the stipulated 5 days.

She urged Zimbabweans to disregard unofficial results not announced by ZEC.

Justice Chigumba said voter turnout at polling stations countrywide ranged between 60 and 78%.

She also said the commission is happy that voting went on well around the country, however noting that 1,3% of registered voters were turned away for various reasons.

Asked on the credibility of the elections, Justice Chigumba said she is “absolutely confident that the elections were not rigged and we want to show the world that we won’t steal or subvert the will of the people.”

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