ElectionGudie

July 31, 2013 Held

3,377,276
Voted
Zimbabwe

Republic of Zimbabwe

Election for Zimbabwean Senate

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,377,276
Valid Votes:3,377,276
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front 37 - 2,120,634

62.79%

Movement for Democratic Change - TSVANGIRAI faction 21 - 1,008,023

29.85%

Movement for Democratic Change - Ncube 2 - 158,263

4.69%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Senate

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Robert MUGABE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Morgan TSVANGIRAI
  • Assembly: Zimbabwe has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 80 seats and the National Assembly with 270 seats.

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 the Senate, 60 Senators are elected on the basis of party-list proportional representation based upon the provincial returns of votes for parties fielding candidates in the National Assembly elections. The party lists alternate gender, with every list being led by a female candidate. An additional 16 Senators are Chiefs elected by 8 non-metropolitan provincial assemblies. 2 Senators are elected to represent persons with disabilities, and the final 2 Senate seats are designated for the President and Deputy President of the National Council of Chiefs.

** In the National Assembly, 60 seats are reserved for women. 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,182,908 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,874,115 (June 2013 )