Nelson Chamisa says he is awaiting Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to officially announce the election results.
If he wins then it will be a democratic watershed for the south African country that will boot Robert Mugabe’s former party, ZANU–PF, out of office for the first time since Zimbabwe became independent.
Mugabe was known as a hard-line nationalist, and led the country at a time when corruption and aggressive sanctioning towards Zimbabwe were commonplace.
Elections during Mugabe’s rule were marred by intimidation, rigging and widespread violence, and this year there are signs of change in the democratic process.
A general air of peace this year is thought to have been observed, and the European Union, United States and Commonwealth have sent observers for the first time since 2002.
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