>> Life returned to a fragile normality in Zimbabwe on Friday. Hours of incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the narrow winner in this week's national elections. But for many opposition MDC supporters that return to normal and the lack of change at the top is a missed opportunity for the African nation.
>> We are tired, we are sick and tired of Zanu PF, we are sick and tired.>> For now Zanu-PF, the party of ousted long time leader Robert Mugabe, remains in power. Mnangagwa is calling for Zimbabwe to unite behind him.>> Some win, while others lose.>> But MDC leader Neslon Chamisa has rejected to official results.
>> If we had won this election, this election would have been anounced long back.>> The election was first since the army removed 94 years old Mugabe from office last November. It initially passed off relatively smoothly raising hopes of a break from a history of disputed and violent polls.
Reuters correspondents McDonald Seruteway is in Harare.>> It was supposed if judged to be free and fair and credible to open the doors for Zimbabwe to be accepted back into the international community and probably also the process of its economic rehabilitation.>> An army cracked down on opposition supporters on Wednesday in which six people were killed, revealed the deep rifts in Zimbabwe and society.
Thursday's police raid on the MDC headquarters did little to dispel that view.>> There have been several questions being asked about who deployed the army into the streets. And the police said it was the police which actually sought the assistance of the army but many people don't believe this they are saying Zimbabwe's literally taking a step back to the Mugabe era.
After three days of claims and counterclaims, 75-year-old Mnangagwa, a former spy chief under Mugabe, emerged victorious. He polled 2.46 million votes, against 2.15 millino for 40-year-old Chamisa. He's accused the electoral commission of trying to rig the vote. Calling on it to release, quote, proper and verified results.