Articles tagged 'zimbabwe elections'

US institutes release final election report 29 October 2018 HARARE - Two United States organisations; the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) says while Zimbabwe had recorded incremental gains in entrenching democracy during the July 30 elections, the improvements were insufficient to demonstrate broad confiden...
Zanu PF dictatorship, ideological dominance 18 October 2018 HARARE - The European Union Observer Mission's (EU OM) final report showed the ruling Zanu PF dominance in the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe was achieved, not by popular vote, but a cocktail of manipulation. While the reaction by the ruling class and its media mouthpieces swiftly conveyed its rev...
'Elections failed to meet international standards' 11 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's recently-held elections that saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa eclipse Nelson Chamisa with a razor thin victory failed to meet international standards, European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has said. Presenting its final report on the July 30 vote, the EU EOM ...
Mnangagwa, Chamisa plan collapses 26 September 2018 HARARE - Prospects for dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa now hang by the thread in spite of attempts by western power brokers to get them to smoke a peace pipe, the Daily News can report.
Electoral outcome predetermined 18 August 2018 HARARE - There is nothing new about the shortcomings of the 2018 harmonised elections as the stage for the current dispute was set when authorities refused to strengthen the legal framework for elections immediately after the 2013 elections, an elections watchdog has said. Election Resource Ce...
ZEC cuts Mnangagwa's electoral win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. [Adz]
Chamisa submits more 'evidence' 15 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has furnished the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) with more damning “evidence” of alleged electoral fraud by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the Daily News can report. In the latest testimonies lodged at the Con-Court, the MDC Alliance's ch...
Election results expose arithmetic errors: ERC 15 August 2018 HARARE - Results for the 2018 harmonised election announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) expose disturbing arithmetic errors, an election watchdog has said. Election Resource Centre (ERC) said apart from the arithmetic errors there were also issues to do with over voting (more vo...
Zim political tension rises 8 August 2018 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over Zimbabwe as the impasse over the hotly-contested July 30 presidential election continues — with political analysts warning yesterday that the country is entering “dangerous waters” where there will be no winners, the Daily News can report. This comes as th...
MDC racing against time 6 August 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance is racing against time in its desperate bid to overturn results of the just-ended polls, with the party keeping the whole world guessing about the veracity of the evidence it claims to have gathered to justify a vote recount. [Adz]
Commission fails the blind 5 August 2018 HARARE - For lawyer and visually-impaired activist Abraham Mateta, pictured, the just ended-harmonised elections that saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa ascend to power were not “free and fair”. Mateta is not disputing the election results but raises his concern on non-compliance of Zimbabwe Ele...
Zimbabwe was united — This election has divided us again 5 August 2018 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa, the leader of the ruling Zanu PF party, has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election. But his margin of victory — he garnered 50,8 percent of the votes — has led the main challenger, Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change (who secu...
Zim's history of disputed elections 5 August 2018 HARARE - Since the emergence of the opposition MDC party in 1999, Zimbabwe continues to have contested election results as Zanu PF maintains grip on power 38 years after the country attained independence from the British colonisers. The country's long history of disputed electoral outcomes has...
Polls not free in Uzumba 5 August 2018 HARARE - “We were told that if the MDC wins we are going to teach you a lesson,” an elderly man who owns a bottle store deep in Uzumba said between sips of opaque beer. He furtively looks around, afraid his tormentors maybe nearby. After some time he continues with his story. A story of pai...
Lessons from July 30, August 1 5 August 2018 HARARE - The long-awaited July 30 has come and gone. Results are out. If campaign utterances are anything to go by, some will simply refuse to "feel the rhythm." It is difficult to accept, having already practiced the guard of honour salute and packed bags en route to Plot 1. Some were alre...
ED must engage Chamisa on way forward 4 August 2018 BULAWAYO - As the country digests news that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has defeated MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa in the presidential election, an announcement that the opposition leader has said he will not accept as they did not have the opportunity to verify the figures, our Bulawayo...
'Lack of unity costs opposition' 2 August 2018 HARARE - Political analysts have blamed the country's opposition parties for authoring their own downfall in Monday's national harmonised elections by failing to set aside their differences and contest the ruling Zanu PF as a united front. Zanu PF thumped the fragmented opposition in the Natio...
Chaos rocks Harare CBD ... army deployed, shots fired 2 August 2018 HARARE - The streets of Harare were yesterday turned into war zones after the army was deployed to disperse demonstrators, unhappy with delays in the release of election results and perceived bias by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). [Adz]
Zanu PF in early lead 1 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF party has taken an early lead although it was still too early to tell in which direction the pendulum would swing since some of the results are still pending. Results of National Assembly polls released by the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral...
International observers hail peaceful polls 1 August 2018 HARARE - As the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) began counting and releasing results for the  National Assembly from Monday’s historic national harmonised elections, our teams in the provinces were reporting how observers and civic society groups were praising the peaceful environment which c...
Kudos to all Zimbabweans 1 August 2018 HARARE - It is very pleasing to note that the country’s crunch national elections started off well and ended relatively peaceful, with no incidents of violence having been reported at the time that the Daily News went to press last night. It really is remarkable that such a huge and momentous ...
Huge poll turnout 31 July 2018 HARARE - Voter turnout was high at most polling stations through out the country as Zimbabweans cast their votes in the first poll since 1980 not to feature ex-president Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zanu PF voted at Sherwood in Kwekwe around mid-morning amid tight security. ...
Day of action 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will today go to polls for a general election its citizens are hoping will produce a credible outcome to allow the country to move forward after it came unstuck for over two decades owing to allegations of electoral fraud. Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, who succeeded Robert Mugabe a...
People's will must prevail 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are voting today in momentous polls that have a huge bearing on the country’s future. Significantly, these are the first polls since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted from power in a soft military coup last November. Under Mugabe, Zimbabwe drifted from being the...
Analysts share views on polls 30 July 2018 HARARE - Political analysts believe today’s synchronised polls will produce a contested outcome because they were not entirely free and fair. Before today’s polls, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was under pressure to level the political playing field, tilted in favour of the ruling Zanu ...