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Election Resources Centre Zimbabwe monitoring by elections in Mudzi

24 July 2015 | 3585 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 | 2325 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 | 9035 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 | 7237 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 | 2722 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 | 4937 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 | 4614 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 | 5454 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 | 14374 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 | 3973 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 | 5742 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 | 3867 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 | 4444 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 | 3251 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 | 3674 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 | 2733 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 | 2771 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 | 3733 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 | 3006 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 | 2687 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 | 3065 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 | 2776 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 | 5730 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 | 7884 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 | 3517 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 | 3570 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 | 4740 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 | 3106 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 | 2825 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 | 3108 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 | 3550 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 | 4562 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 | 1912 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 | 681 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 | 3067 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 | 2576 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 | 3297 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 | 2528 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 | 1247 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 | 3308 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

ZEC has a duty to prevent intimidation and rigging of by-elections

12 March 2015 | 1489 Views
To the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission: The Voice for Democracy warmly welcomes Vice President Mnangagwa's announcement that further amendments to th...
by Dale Dore

Tsvangirai to continue boycotting by elections

05 March 2015 | 3911 Views
MDC-T parties will continue boycotting by elections for vacant legislator positions unless there is a fresh voters roll and implementation of electoral another reforms. The MDC led by Morg...
by Staff reporter

MDCs threatens protests over by-elections

26 February 2015 | 1684 Views
The MDC formations led by Morgan Tsvangirai and Sekai Holland have drafted road maps to deal with the Zanu-PF government if it goes ahead with the March by-elections in Mt Darwin West and Chirumhanzu-...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe plans to run in the 2018 election when he will be 94

22 February 2015 | 3714 Views
President Robert Mugabe turned 91-years-old yesterday showing no sign of giving up power as the West slowly eases pressure on a man who has been an international pariah for the last decade.Mug...
by Reuters

New voters roll for by-elections

18 February 2015 | 1993 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will conduct by-elections in Chirumanzu-Zibagwe and Mt Darwin West constituencies at the end of next month using its newly compiled voters roll. Previously, the Regi...
by Lloyd Gumbo

All MDC factions boycott by-elections supposedly to demand reforms but in reality because they are broke

03 February 2015 | 2684 Views
The nomination court for those wishing to contest the two by-elections on 27 March 2015 have since closed and Zanu PF candidates will be facing candidates from other less known opposition parties and...
by Wilbert Mukori

Mugabe faces challenges over March by-elections.

23 January 2015 | 5330 Views
The Dumiso Dabengwa led Zapu is preparing to mount a court challenge on President Robert Mugabe's proclamation of March 27 as the date for by elections in Mt Darwin West and Chirumhanzu-Zimbabngw...
by Staff reporter

Supporters tell Tsvangirai not to boycott elections

22 January 2015 | 3255 Views
MDC-T supporters here have appealed to party leader Morgan Tsvangirai to support a process through the National Executive Council to reverse its decision to boycott the coming by-election in the Chiru...
by Staff reporter

New Zimbabwe voters roll on cards

21 January 2015 | 4175 Views
The poll management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will this week issue a comprehensive response to concerns from the opposition among them centred around the voters roll, chairperson Rit...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T to boycott Chirumanzu by-elections

19 January 2015 | 2089 Views
THE MDC-T Midlands executive committee at the weekend held a meeting to try and clear confusion over whether it would participate in by-elections in March.Midlands members had reportedly submi...
by Staff reporter

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