ElectionGudie

Feb. 12, 2000 Held

1,312,738
Voted
Zimbabwe

Results

20%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,312,738
Valid Votes:1,275,964
Invalid Votes:36,774

Provisions

Referendum to approve the government sponsored draft constitution.

No697,754

54.68

Yes578,210

45.32

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Approval of a government-sponsored draft constitution.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE
  • Head of Government: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE
  • Assembly: Zimbabwe has a unicameral House of Assembly with 150 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to approve the government sponsored draft constitution. This referendum asked voters to approve a new draft constitution that would:
    • Consolidate the powers of the President.
    • Allow President Mugabe to stand for an additional two terms.
    • Allow the government to acquire privately owned land without paying compensation.

 

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of overall votes cast are required for the constitution to be approved. If approved, the constitution would have become the subject of a Bill submitted to Parliament.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,163,160 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,500,000 (March 2000 est.)