Harare - Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's presidential elections, the country's first since the army ousted Robert Mugabe last November.
The 75-year-old got 50.8% of the vote (2 460 463 votes) to trounce MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa who managed 44.3% (2 147 436 votes), a day after his party Zanu PF won a convincing two thirds majority in Parliament.
There were 23 candidates who contested the presidential poll.
The Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) announced the results on Thursday night into Friday morning after three days of tense waiting and violent clashes that left six people dead.
With nine out of ten provinces declared, the ZEC adjourned the results for more than an hour before releasing the result from the last province of Mashonaland West, a ZANU-PF stronghold. Before the final province's results, Mnangagwa had 2,147,505 votes to Chamisa's 1,929,704.