At least 15 percent of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s leadership is serving or former military officials
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News about the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is not a functioning democracy thanks mostly to decades of misrule by dictator Robert Mugabe. According to Freedom House, "voting is marred by flawed voter registration and balloting, biased media and bribed and threatened voters". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archives.
Thousands of opposition supporters marched in Zimbabwe’s capital on Tuesday to demand electoral reforms
Play is about a 1980s government crackdown in which rights groups say 20,000 civilians were killed
Can adopting a new constitution lead to better democracy? Three such scholars, Todd A. Eisenstadt, A Carl LeVan and Tofigh Maboudi, recently explored this question in their global study of 138 constitutions from a 37 year period.
After almost two decades of stalemate, evident change has come to Zimbabwe. British Prime Minister Theresa May now has found a credible ally, in new Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to work to rebuild trust with former its colonial master.
With the general elections a few months away one hopes more women participate and win seats in parliament. Zimbabwe still has a long way to go to achieve 50/50 representation parity in parliament.
As Zimbabwe celebrates its Independence Day this Wednesday, the annual holiday will come with an added layer of meaning. This marks 38 years since the achievement of hard-fought nationhood.
The period following that first round of the 2008 Zimbabwe Presidential Election was marked by political violence that left a reportedly more than 200 dead, thousands more injured and more than 200,000 internally displaced.
In multiparty democracies, a single party should not set the agenda. Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF want us to believe it should. No doubt then, that the announcement of the formation of the NPF by the remnants of Generation 40 has rattled their plans.
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa was recently all over social media telling everyone who cares to listen the achievements that his government has made since taking over on November 24, 2017.