Polls close in Zimbabwe's historic elections

Polls close in Zimbabwe's historic elections

Polls closed in Zimbabwe's historic elections Monday at 19h00.
About 90% of polling stations opened on time, with most of the almost six million registered voters managing to cast their votes.
The election was largely without any reported incidences of violence and election observers have described it as peaceful.
In some rural areas concerns were raised about the slow processes which the MDC Alliance attributed to attempts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to frustrate voters.
Earlier ZEC officials assured the media that the outcome of the 2018 presidential election will be announced within the prescribed five-day period, as the commission had adopted measures to expedite transmission of results from polling stations to the National Results Centre.
The main contenders in the presidential race are current president, Emmerson Mnanangagwa and MDC Alliance president, Nelson Chamisa.