August 10, 2018 / 3:27 PM / 3 months ago

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

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

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.

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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