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Zimbabwe president takes oath


Zimbabwe president takes oath

Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe's president in front of a stadium crowd after a divisive election, as US observers of that vote questioned the country's democratic credentials.

The Constitutional Court confirmed Mr Mnangagwa as president in a ruling released on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the man he defeated in the Jul 30 ballot, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

Thousands of people, some bussed in from outside the capital, and foreign leaders gathered at Harare's national stadium on Sunday (Aug 26) for the swearing-in of Mr Mnangagwa, who just secured the 50 percent of votes he needed to avoid a run-off against Chamisa.

- Source: News websites

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