By Prensa Latina,
Harare : The Chief of Zimbabwe electoral Commission (ZEC) Lovemore Sekeramavi affirmed Saturday that a second round will be held for presidential election since none of the candidates obtained over 50 percent of the votes.
Sekemavi confirmed the opposition leader from the Democratic Movement for the Change (MDC) Morgan Tsvangirai won with 47.9 percent of the votes against President Robert Mugabe with 43.2.
“As no candidate obtained a vote majority a second round must take place on a date to be set by the Commission,” noted the ZEC chief.
According to Zimbabwe’s constitution the consultation should be done 21 days after the results have been published but versions revealed they could be done later.
The opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa assured the MDC candidate obtained over 50 percent of votes.
Tsvangirai said he will attend a second round only if foreign observers supervise it under UN command but if the opponent rejects the contest Mugabe will retain the post.