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Only 58 Zifa councillors are eligable to vote

19 November 2015 | 2198 Views
A football legend Omega Sibanda has indicated that 62 Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Councillors are eligible to vote for the board but however only 58 vote since there is no national first divi...
by Stephen Jakes

Credible Myanmar elections

10 November 2015 | 964 Views
Dear Editor,It is interesting to see a breath of fresh air in election process of Myanmar.  For a quarter of a century the country was suppressed by the military rule which dictated the d...
by Michael Tinarwo

Zec to roll out voter registration exercise

20 October 2015 | 2380 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will soon embark on a nationwide voter registration exercise to capture all eligible voters by 2016. The exercise comes after the completion of a pilot project ...
by Staff reporter

Polling station based voters roll trial exposes ZEC

19 October 2015 | 4068 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has admitted that the polling station-based voters' roll trial-run recently conducted in Marondera exposed glaring logistical challenges which could stop pl...
by Staff reporter

I was not involved in election 2008 violence says Jabulani Sibanda

25 September 2015 | 3851 Views
Outspoken former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has denied widespread claims that he orchestrated the bloody 2008 election campaigns.At the time, Sibanda was a Zanu PF member.In ...
by Staff Reporter

RDZ fields candidate in Makoni council by-election

15 September 2015 | 1332 Views
The newly-formed Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) will soon test the country's electoral process after fielding a candidate in the Makoni Rural District Council ward 27 by-election set for Nove...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai has never lost an election to Mugabe - Mwonzora

21 August 2015 | 3619 Views
MDC-T secreatry general Douglas Mwonzora has said his leader Morgan Tsvangirai has never lost an election to President Robert Mugabe and argued that the belief that the former labour activist has no ...
by Stephen Jakes

73 % of Zimbabwean mistrust ZEC - survey

11 August 2015 | 2813 Views
Seventy-nine percent  of Zimbabweans do not trust the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) as they believe the body is compromised and manipulates election results, according to a survey condu...
by Staff reporter

Zanu PF to delay elections so as to recover from possible defeat

07 August 2015 | 4102 Views
There reports that President Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF are planning to postpone the elections from 2018 to 2021 to allow themselves to recover from possible defeat considering the fact that people mus...
by Stephen Jakes

Landmark ruling on elections

07 August 2015 | 2424 Views
The Electoral Court has ruled that a registered voter can lawfully stand as a candidate as an MP even if they are not registered in the particular constituency vied for. The Court also rul...
by Staff reporter

Election Resources Centre Zimbabwe monitoring by elections in Mudzi

24 July 2015 | 4012 Views
The Election Resources Centre Zimbabwe has said it has started monitoring the by-elections to be held in Mudzi West after the seat fell vacant when the incumbent member died.The Election R...
by Stephen Jakes

ZEC begins voter registration, inspection for by-elections

08 July 2015 | 2382 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has started registering voters ahead of three by-elections for Marondera Central, Mbire and Mwenezi East parliamentary constituencies.President Mugabe has...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe almost fled Zimbabwe after 2008 elections

01 July 2015 | 9250 Views
President Robert Mugabe seriously considered fleeing Zimbabwe for the Far East as he learnt of his shock defeat after the 2008 general elections. This is despite his oft-repeated public statements tha...
by Staff reporter

ZAPU Statement on the By-Elections of 10 June 2015

15 June 2015 | 7416 Views
The Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) took part in the general or "harmonized elections" of 2013 after a long absence from the electoral scene as an independent force. Prior to the 2013 elections...
by Dumiso Dabengwa

Questions arise as to whether MDCs will boycott 2018 elections

15 June 2015 | 2788 Views
Following the by election boycott by the MDC formations demanding electoral reforms before polls political commentators have questioned if the political parties will continue to boycott the 2018 e...
by Stephen Jakes

Zanu-PF victory in by-elections good for democracy

13 June 2015 | 5014 Views
Bulawayo-Despite being in the game for more than 15 years,opposition MDC leaders and other pretenders don't seem to have learnt any lesson about politics.For them to boycott the by-elections compl...
by Thabo Kunene

By-elections marred by voter intimidation - Video

12 June 2015 | 4660 Views
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) Press Conference was held on the 11 June 2015 after the by-election held on the 10 June 2015. ZESN says voter intimidation and voter apathy marred ...
by Staff reporter

'By-elections a sham,' mourns MDC-Tsvangirai

12 June 2015 | 5509 Views
Morgan Tsvangirai's formation of the MDC says the low turn-out and poor figures in Wednesday's "sham" by-elections confirms its demands for the implementation of far-reaching electoral reforms, descri...
by Sij Ncube

Parliamentary By-election results - live updates

11 June 2015 | 14653 Views
The Pumula Constituency went to Zanu-PF's Godfrey Malaba who got 2 477. The candidate with the second highest number of votes was Bathandi Mpofu of Zapu who go...
by Staff reporter

Man tries to vote with school ID

11 June 2015 | 4006 Views
ELECTION days are never without drama, and yesterday's by-elections were not an exception.Kelvin Tshuma, 26, of Mpopoma, caused a stir when he tried to vote using his high school ID at Nkuluma...
by Kamangeni Phiri

Polling agents denied access to polling station

10 June 2015 | 5820 Views
Heal Zimbabwe Trust claim in Dzivarasekwa some 6 registered Polling Agents representing independent candidate Herman Tonderai Karimakwenda, were not allowed to enter some polling stations.The ...
by Stephen Jakes

Dangamvura-Chikanga candidate pulls out

08 June 2015 | 3908 Views
One of the eight candidates vying for the Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency in Wednesday's by-election, Maxwell Teedzai, has withdrawn his candidature and now supports Zanu-PF. Teedzai said...
by Staff reporter

5 reasons why voting on June 10 will be a waste of time

07 June 2015 | 4512 Views
I am registered to vote in Harare's Dzivaresekwa parliamentary constituency. It is one of the poorest residential areas in Harare and like most urban constituencies in Zimbabwe, has over a decade ...
by Takura Zhangazha

Karimakwenda confident of win in by-election

05 June 2015 | 3441 Views
Independent candidate for Dzivaresekwa constituency, Herman Karimakwenda, has expressed confidence ahead of the June 10 parliamentary elections despite challenges faced in the run-up towards the ele...
by Levie Tsongo

June 10 by-elections update: More than 400 000 register

31 May 2015 | 3551 Views
THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said more than 400 000 people have registered to vote in the June 10 National Assembly by-elections  with an average number of 25 000  people per consti...
by Thobekile Zhou

Police warn against by-elections violence

30 May 2015 | 2627 Views
POLICE have warned would-be perpetrators of violence during the June 10 by-elections to behave or risk facing the wrath of the law. Bulawayo Metropolitan province acting police spokesperson, A...
by Thubelihle Mabhena

3 more by- elections looms

27 May 2015 | 2744 Views
Three more by-elections for National Assembly seats loom following the expulsion of seven Zanu-PF officials by the party's Politburo last week.The sacked officials were part of the Dr Joice Mu...
by Staff reporter

Reforms before elections

20 May 2015 | 3676 Views
While a lot of people seem to support the MDCs on their stance on no elections before electoral reforms, I feel the formations are either in denial about their common knowledge about ZANU-PF or are vo...
by Tsolo Dube

Provincial highlights of political instability in the country ahead of by elections

18 May 2015 | 2916 Views
The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has released provincial highlights of the March April period concerning the political instability in the country as the nations gears towards the June 10 by elections....
by Stephen Jakes

June 10 by-elections campaigns marred with threats and intimidation - ZPP

17 May 2015 | 76 Views
Campaigns for this election have been characterized by threats, intimidation, physical violence and vote buying through the distribution of rice and other commodities, Zimbabwe Peace Project has r...
by Stephen Jakes

'Involvement of Mudede in the elections a sad story for Zimbabweans'

15 May 2015 | 3011 Views
The MDC -T organizing secretary secretary of Abednico Bhebhe has said the inclusion of the Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede in the elections in the country is a sad story to the Zimbabweans as he is k...
by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe opposition party looking for victory in June Parly by-elections

09 May 2015 | 2691 Views
A peripheral political party in Zimbabwe is claiming that it is making inroads in the country's forthcoming June parliamentary by-elections.One of the candidates of Progressive Democrats o...
by Gibbs Dube

Zimbabwean man contest and lose UK elections

09 May 2015 | 5534 Views
Joshua Chigwangwa, a Zimbabwean who contested the just-ended British national elections, won by the Conservative party, believes that immigrants should always participate in these important polls....
by Staff reporter

20 year old voted into Britain Parliament

08 May 2015 | 7687 Views
Paisley - At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory which symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland.Black st...
by AFP

Zanu-PF activist confident his party will win Bulawayo by-elections

05 May 2015 | 3412 Views
Zanu-PF youth member Fidelis Fengu has expressed confidence that this year the ruling party candidates who are contesting the Bulawayo by-elections will win for the first time after 15 year they...
by Stephen Jakes

'Electoral Commission official received death threats from Zanu-PF'

02 May 2015 | 3479 Views
A ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) official was allegedly forced to reject nomination papers for an aspiring Zanu-PF Harare East by-election candidate after receiving death threats from a rival fac...
by Staff reporter

MDC Renewal Team cracks widen

29 April 2015 | 4653 Views
CRACKS continue to widen in the MDC Renewal Team over the party's decision to boycott the June 10 by-elections, with some senior party members openly saying they were against the resolution.As...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Zimbabwe's 2018 poll rumble

24 April 2015 | 3019 Views
With President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu-PF having officially split into two bitterly opposed formations, it is becoming more and more likely that former VP Joice Mujuru will be among the stell...
by Staff reporter

ZEC in voters' roll dilemma

23 April 2015 | 2826 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is in a dilemma as to whether to come up with a fresh voters' roll or to add on to the one compiled by the Registrar General's Office.This was revealed ...
by Staff reporter

ZEC needs $36 million for by-elections

22 April 2015 | 3023 Views
THE June 10 by-elections are expected to cost a staggering $36 million with each constituency set to account for approximately $2 million.However, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will strug...
by Thobekile Zhou

Dabengwa's Zapu to contest by-elections

16 April 2015 | 3464 Views
ZAPU party led by former Zanu-PF politburo member Dumiso Dabengwa says it will participate in the forthcoming by-elections despite the stance taken by its opposition allies to boycott the June 10 poll...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T will not participate in any future elections, says Tsvangirai

11 April 2015 | 4514 Views
THE MDC-T national executive committee and national council yesterday endorsed the party's position to boycott the June 10 by-elections occasioned by the recall of 21 MDC Renewal MPs last month....
by Staff reporter

No money for by-elections

09 April 2015 | 1888 Views
With only two months before the pending 20 by-elections in different constituencies, the broke Zanu-PF government is yet to avail the required funding. The by-elections, to be held in Jun...
by Staff reporter

ZUJ SG nominated FAJ observer in Sudanese elections

02 April 2015 | 637 Views
The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) Secretary General Foster Dongozi has been nominated as a Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) observer in the forthcoming general elections in the Republic o...
by Stephen Jakes

Why MDC will not participate in By-elections

31 March 2015 | 3012 Views
THE MDC reiterates its position of non-participation in all by-elections proclaimed after the July 2013 general elections. The party remains dismayed by the persistent arrogance and refusal by the Zan...
by Ellen Shiriyedenga, MDC Director of Elections

MDC-Renewal members can contest by-elections as independents

31 March 2015 | 2509 Views
MDC-Renewal will not bar any of its members keen on contesting the forthcoming June by-elections as independents, but the party will not assist them in campaigning.The opposition party sai...
by Staff reporter

27 March by-elections were not free and fair - need free elections first to end economic meltdown!

28 March 2015 | 3250 Views
The two by-elections, the Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe and Mt Darwin, have shown that Zimbabwe will never ever hold free, fair and credible elections until we implement the democratic reforms agreed in 2008 G...
by Wilbert Mukori

Mugabe declares 14 constituencies vacant, orders by-elections

27 March 2015 | 2499 Views
President Robert Mugabe has declared 14 constituencies vacant and has ordered by-elections to be held on the 10th of June 2015.The President made the proclamation in a Statutory Instrument 39 ...
by Staff Reporter

DARE Statement on the pending by-elections

26 March 2015 | 1242 Views
Ensuing the ruling by the Speaker of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate to recall from Parliament seventeen (17) Members of Parliament and four (4) Senators from the Movement for De...
by Clemence Tauya Nhliziyo

MDC-T upholds decision to boycott by-elections

24 March 2015 | 3159 Views
The National Standing Committee of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai met in Harare on Tuesday and resolved to uphold its congress resolution on boycotting all elections u...
by Jonga Kandemiiri

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