August 10, 2018 / 3:27 PM / a month ago

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Chamisa wants court to declare him winner or call fresh election - lawyer

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa wants the Constitutional Court to declare him winner or call fresh elections, his lawyer said on Friday, minutes after filing a court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory.

Lawyer Doug Coltart with Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda arrive to file opposing papers at the constitutional court in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

According to results from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa polled 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for the 40-year-old Chamisa. The opposition said the result was rigged.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; editing by Andrew Roche

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