ElectionGudie

July 30, 2018 Confirmed

5,524,188
Registered to Vote
Zimbabwe

Republic of Zimbabwe

Election for Zimbabwean National Assembly

More Info:

Zimbabwe: National Assembly, 30 July 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 270 seats in the National Assembly

Note on the Results: Seats include 48 of the 60 women's seats. Twelve of the seats reserved for women have yet to be announced.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Emmerson MNANGAGWA*
  • Head of Government: President Emmerson MNANGAGWA**
  • Assembly: Zimbabwe has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 80 seats and the National Assembly with 270 seats.

* Former President Robert MUGABE was forced to resign in November 2017.

** 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 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: 14,546,961 (2016
  • Registered Voters: 5,874,115 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 7245396 (2016)
  • Is Zimbabwe a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Zimbabwe ratified CEDAW: Yes (13 May 1991)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: 
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 63
  • Human Development Index Position: 154 (2016)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Zimbabwe a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Zimbabwe ratified CRPD: Yes (23 September 2013)
  • Population with a disability: 397,226 (2012)