IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE: iri_ndi_pre-election_assessment_mission_statement_20180608   Harare, Zimbabwe – Today, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) joint pre-election assessment mission delegation released its pre-election statement of findings and recommendations for Zimbabwe’s July 30, 2018, harmonized presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections. Conducted from June 2-8, this delegation represents an important component of the IRI-NDI joint Zimbabwe International Election Observation Mission and includes regional and election experts from Africa, Europe and North America. The delegation is comprised of Dr. Brigalia Bam, former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa; Hon. David Dreier, former United States…

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MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance is pleased to announce the Launch of its 2018 policy document at the Jubilee Centre, Milton Park in Harare 07 June 2018. The policy program Launch under the theme “Behold the New. Change that Delivers” is consistent with our long-held vision to bring about real change that delivers.  The event which will demonstrate our values as a collective movement will highlight our readiness to tackle the national issues and challenges Zimbabweans are currently grappling with. This occasion presents us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to creating a…

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Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

General Election Proclaimed Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website (www.veritaszim.net) In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:   Nomination day: Thursday 14th June 2018, for all elections (presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections) This is the day on which nominations of candidates for election are processed by nomination courts presided over by nominations officers appointed by ZEC. The places where the…

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Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa is now leader of the opposition in Parliament taking over from Honourable Thokozani Khupe who was recalled a few months ago. Khupe had been the leader of the opposition in the House since her elevation to the party presidency around 2005 up to recently. Reading out the announcement in the National Assembly, Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he had been informed of the new development by the Parliamentary Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. “I would like to inform this house that at its meeting…

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MDC-T digs in on reforms

MDC-T digs in on reforms

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 National Chairperson Hon. Morgen Komichi’s statement to the press Primary Elections The People’s Party of Excellence, MDC, has conducted its Primary elections and we now have a list of our parliamentary candidates, who will represent the MDC T Alliance in the 2018 Elections. Our Alliance partners are fielding their candidates and we are working closely together to field the best candidate for the area. Negotiations are taking place among our Alliance Partners in areas where, for instance, our candidate is weak and an alliance candidate is…

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Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Kembo Mohadi has said the burden of ensuring that the country holds a free, fair and credible election is everyone’s responsibility, adding that all stakeholders must play their part. Zimbabwe is expected to hold harmonised elections between 21 July and 21 August and these elections have a huge bearing on the country’s economic recovery as the international community has demanded free, fair and credible elections if the country hopes to get support to move out of its current economic logjam. Since his inauguration on 24…

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MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

By Daniel Chigundu THOKOZANI Khupe led MDC-T faction says it is open to entering into coalitions with other like-minded political parties ahead of the all-important 2018 general elections. Zimbabwe is expected to hold elections between 21 July and 21 August this year and there is a general thinking that an opposition coalition is what has been missing to dislodge Zanu PF from power. Currently, there are about three known opposition coalitions in the country namely Coalition of Democrats (Elton Mangoma), People’s Rainbow Coalition (Joice Mujuru) and MDC Alliance (Nelson Chamisa)….

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Chamisa warns ZEC ….says Silaigwana has dirty hands

Chamisa warns ZEC ….says Silaigwana has dirty hands

By Daniel Chigundu recently in Kwekwe MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has warned the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chief elections officer Utoile Silaigwana that they are watching him closely. Silaigwana, who took over from Constance Chigwamba on an acting basis is a former military officer and is also among ZEC officials who were accused of refusing to release election results in 2008. According to ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba, the elections board employs about 383 workers and of that number 15 percent (58) are former military personnel. Addressing…

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Women urged to rise in 2018 elections

Women urged to rise in 2018 elections

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged women to rise to the occasion in the impending elections if they hope to make an effective impact. Despite getting 60 extra seats in Parliament through a constitutional clause for 10 years, Women in Zimbabwe claim they are still underrepresented and want 50/50 representation. Women organisations claim that the current political environment in Zimbabwe favours male candidates at the expense of women and have set their sights on 2018 elections to try and balance the imbalances. Speaking…

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Troubled Chamisa dispatches Mutsekwa to Bulawayo

Troubled Chamisa dispatches Mutsekwa to Bulawayo

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T which is currently fractured by factionalism and internal conflicts has dispatched its head of security Giles Mutsekwa to deal with rebellion and waves of violence that have nested in Bulawayo. The dispatching of Mutsekwa comes barely a day after party vice-president Thokozani Khupe and other officials where thoroughly based at the party’s office in Bulawayo for allegedly refusing to accept Nelson Chamisa as the Morgan Tsvangirai successor. This is however not the first time that Khupe and company have been beaten at the party’s offices, it…

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