ElectionGudie

March 29, 2008 Held

2,537,240
Voted
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Republic of Zimbabwe

Election for President (President)

Results

42%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,537,240
Valid Votes:2,497,265
Invalid Votes:39,975

Candidates:

Morgan TSVANGIRAI1,195,562

47.90

Robert Gabriel MUGABE1,079,730

43.20

Simba Herbert Stanley MAKONI207,470

8.30

Langton TOWUNGANA14,503

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of Executive President of Zimbabwe

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE *
  • Head of Government: Executive President Robert Gabriel MUGABE
  • Assembly: Zimbabwe has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 93 seats and the House of Assembly with 210 seats.

* Starting with the 2008 election, the presidential term will be lowered from five to two years.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Executive President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate, 60 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 10 members are appointed by the President, 16 members are elected to serve 5-year terms, 2 members are designated to serve 5-year terms and 5 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Assembly 210 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

* In the Senate, 60 members representing each province are elected by popular vote, 10 are provincial governors are nominated by the president, 16 seats are occupied by traditional chiefs elected by the Council of Chiefs, 2 seats are held by the president and deputy president of the Council of Chiefs, and 5 members are appointed by the president to represent special interests.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Robert Gabriel MUGABE
    Party: Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)
  • Morgan TSVANGIRAI
    Party: Movement for Democratic Change - TSVANGIRAI faction (MDC-Tsvangirai faction)

 

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Robert Gabriel MUGABE
    Party: Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)
  • Morgan TSVANGIRAI
    Party: Movement for Democratic Change - TSVANGIRAI faction (MDC-TSVANGIRAI faction)
  • Simba Herbert Stanley MAKONI
    Party: Independent
  • Langton TOWUNGANA
    Party: Independent

 

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held March 9-11, 2002. Robert MUGABE was reelected with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Morgan TSVANGIRAI of the Movement for Democratic Change, who received 41.9%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 12,311,143 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,900,000 (March 2008 estimate)