Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF has won a majority of seats in parliament, official results say, setting the stage for Emmerson Mnangagwa to win the presidency. Fifty-eight of the 210 seats in the National Assembly lower house were yet to be declared.
Both the European Union and U.S. missions urged the release of the presidential results as soon as possible.
Hundreds of Zimbabwe opposition MDC supporters gathered outside a Harare hotel where election results were being announced but police blocked the entrance to the building. "We further urge the Defense Forces of Zimbabwe to use restraint in dispersing protesters", the USA embassy said in a statement, adding it was "deeply concerned" by events in the Zimbabwean capital.
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"What you see here is real support - not people being brought on buses like ZANU-PF does", he said.
A preliminary report by the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) observers said the elections were largely peaceful and conducted in accordance with the law.
Priscilla Chigumba, a judge who heads the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, said she was confident there had been no "cheating" in the first election without Mugabe on the ballot.
MDC supporters burnt tyres and pulled down street signs as protests spread from the party headquarters in Harare.
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"They've rigged these elections".
Zec has announced some of the results in the parliamentary elections but says it needs time to pull together the figures for the presidential poll from across the country. "We won the popular vote (and) will defend it", Chamisa said.
Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party on Tuesday claimed victory in the country's historic elections, setting the scene for a showdown with the ruling ZANU-PF that has held power since independence in 1980.
"I believe that the parliamentary results were released first as a psychological ploy to dampen opposition expectations regarding the presidential vote", Prof.
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Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices as opposition supporters gather, in Harare, Zimbabwe, on August 1, 2018.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is by law given up to five days to release the results.
Western and other election observers were set to give their first public assessments of the election and whether it was free and fair.
It followed a surprise press conference at his home on Sunday at which he stunned observers and called for voters to reject ZANU-PF, his former party.
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Whoever wins will face a mass unemployment crisis and an economy shattered by the Mugabe-era seizure of white-owned farms, the collapse of agriculture, hyperinflation and an exodus of investment.