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The USA has urged opposition to respect in Zimbabwe results of presidential elections - RIA Novosti, 8/25/2018


WASHINGTON, 25 Aug – RIA Novosti. The USA urges opposition to respect the results of presidential elections approved by court in Zimbabwe, calls the parties for dialogue, the State Department Spokesperson has said. © AFP 2018/Nicholas Kamm State Department has called the ambassador of Zimbabwe because of a situation in the country "the United States urge all parties to respect the constitution of Zimbabwe and laws of the country" — it is said in the statement of the representative of department which has come to RIA Novosti. "The United States urge the government of Zimbabwe to carry out subject discussions with all parties and to realize reforms in the sphere of elections, the political sphere and economy" — it is said in the statement. Washington considers that the authorities of the country have to realize reforms for carrying out democratic elections, and keep concern in "politically motivated human rights violations". Earlier on Friday it became known that the constitutional court of Zimbabwe has rejected the claim of opposition party with the requirement to challenge results of presidential elections. Emmerson Mnangagva elected the president of Zimbabwe has said that he isn't surprised to the decision of the constitutional court and has said that he confirms the message of peace again and to unity.© of AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien of the Ex-Minister of Finance of Zimbabwe have liberated, have reported Smivseobshchy elections in Zimbabwe have taken place on July 30. Residents of the country elected the president and members of both chambers of parliament. The victory was won by the leader of ruling party "The Zimbabwe African National Union — the Patriotic front" Emmerson Mnangagva, having received 50,8% of votes. His main rival — the party leader "Movement for Democratic Change" Nelson Chamiza — has collected 44,3% of votes. Against the background of the announcement of results of parliamentary elections in Harare protest actions have begun. In the capital shots were heard. The police of Zimbabwe has applied tear gas and water guns to dispersal of protesters, in the city there has arrived military equipment. During protests six people have died and 14 more were wounded. Earlier it was reported that the "Movement for Democratic Change" (MDC) opposition party Zimbabwe plans to challenge results of presidential elections in court. The intention of opposition to appeal to court was expressed by the chairman MDC Morgan Komichi.

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