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HARARE-- The outgoing Spanish ambassador to Zimbabwe, Alicia Moral, has urged political parties disputing the results of Zimbabwe's just concluded general election to seek redress through constitutional and legal channels.

Speaking to the media after bidding farewell to President-elect Emmmerson Mnangagwa at State House here Wednesday, she said electoral disputes were common around the world, but what was important was to resolve them through laid-out legal or constitutional means.

Her remarks come in the wake of violence in the streets of Harare last week by supporters of the main opposition, the MDC Alliance, after the announcement of the Parliamentary election results in the July 30 polls in which the party was badly beaten by the ruling ZANU-PF party.

The army had to step in to quell the violence in which six people died, and widespread destruction and looting of shops and other property occurred in the central business district of the capital.

I hope Zimbabwe will move forward and that the transition process is consolidated and I wish all the best to the Zimbabwean people that deserve to have a good future, she said.

In the presidential election, President Mnangagwa garnered 50.8 per cent of the vote, beating the MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa who polled 44.3 per cent. Chamisa, however, declared the result as declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last Friday as fraudulent, arguing he had won the election.

His lawyers have since said they will challenge the result in court.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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