Zimbabwe election result: Who is Nelson Chamisa, the likely President after Mnangagwa | World | News

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Mr Chamisa says he is only awaiting for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to officially announce the election results.

He and 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa were the main contenders in Monday’s election, which was the first since long-ruling Robert Mugabe was removed in a bloodless coup last November.

If the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission confirms Mr Chamisa’s claims, Mugabe’s former party, ZANU–PF, will be out of office for the first time since Zimbabwe became independent in 1980.

At the age of 40, Nelson Chamisa is Zimbabwe’s youngest ever presidential candidate.

He was born in Masvingo on February 2, 1978.

Mr Chamisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration, and an LLB (Honours) from the University of Zimbabwe.

He is a qualified lawyer and has worked for Harare law firm Atherstone and Cook since November 2014.

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