August 1, 2018 / 12:13 PM / 4 months ago

Zimbabwe ruling party has two-thirds majority in parliament - official results

Supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF party of President Emmerson Mnangagwa celebrate following general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF has attained two-thirds majority in the National Assembly of parliament, which allows the party to change the constitution at will, official results showed.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF swept most rural constituencies by large margins while the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change won in urban centres.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia

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