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2018 harmonised polls takeaway

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ITa��S done and dusted but there are some interesting takeaways from the recently held harmonised elections where Zanu-PF got more than two thirds majority and a presidential victory.

Below are the takeaways in figures.

23 a�� The initial number of presidential candidates until the withdrawal of Divine Mhambi of the National Alliance of Patriotic and Democratic Republicans.

Zero a�� MDC Alliancea��s Nelson Chamisa got zero votes at Gore Village Tent polling station in Uzumba Maramba Fungwe (UPM) constituency where Emmerson Mnangagwa received 448 votes.

19 a�� Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru came 19th on the log standing of the presidential poll. She even lost to musician Bryn Mteki.

60 a�� The number of seats preserved under the womena��s quota in the House Of Assembly.

55 a�� The number of political parties that took part in the general elections. Analysts say the fall of Robert Mugabe in November 2017 resulted in the opening of political freedom space.

Six a�� The number of people who died as a result of post electoral violence in Harare when election results were being announced, indicating a Zanu-PF victory.

0,8 percent a�� What it took for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to claim victory in a hotly contested presidential poll.

45 a�� The number of House of Assembly seats the MDC Alliance managed to secure.

One a�� The number of independent candidates that won the parliamentary polls. Temba Mliswa becomes the first independent to go against Zanu-PF in back to back polls and claim victory. He first did it in 2015 in a by-election in

Norton where he successfully defended the seat.

21 a�� The percentage of alleged V11 forms shrouded in mystery that the MDC Alliance claims were not made public from the 10 985 polling stations around the country.