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Zimbabwe

Republic of Zimbabwe

14,546,961 12

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

5,874,115 45.67%

Registered Voters (as of March 9, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Zimbabwean Senate Upper House
Zimbabwean National Assembly Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Robert Gabriel MUGABE (since 31 December 1987)
  • Head of Government: President Robert Gabriel MUGABE*
  • Assembly: Zimbabwe has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 80 seats and the National Assembly with 270 seats.

*The office of Prime Minister was abolished in 2013.  

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate, 60 members are elected by proportional representation at the provincial level to serve 5-year terms, 16 members are elected by regional governing councils to serve 5-year terms, 2 members are reserved for the President and Deputy President of the National Council of Chiefs to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are filled to represent persons with disabilities to serve 5-year terms.
  • In the National Assembly, 210 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 60 members are women elected by proportional representation at the provincial level to serve 5-year terms. In each of Zimbabwe's 10 provinces, 6 women are elected by proportional representation based on the provincial return of votes for parties fielding candidates in the National Assembly's constituency elections.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2000-02-12 1,312,738 6,500,000 20.2%
President 2002-03-09 2,998,758 5,049,815 59.38%
Zimbabwean National Assembly 2005-05-31 2,696,670 5,658,624 47.66%
Zimbabwean Senate 2005-11-26 631,347 3,239,574 19.49%
Zimbabwean National Assembly 2008-03-29 2,424,808 5,612,464 43.2%
President 2008-03-29 2,537,240 5,934,768 42.75%
Zimbabwean Senate 2008-03-29 2,406,478 5,612,464 42.88%
President 2008-06-27 2,514,750 5,934,768 42.37%
Referendum 2013-03-16 3,316,082 5,934,768 55.88%
Zimbabwean National Assembly 2013-07-31 3,377,276 5,874,115 57.49%
President 2013-07-31 3,480,047 5,874,115 59.24%
Zimbabwean Senate 2013-07-31 3,377,276 5,874,115 57.49%

Voter Turnout