Election FAQ

Elections in Zimbabwe: July 31 General Elections


The July 31 election in Zimbabwe will be the first nationwide poll under the country's new constitution, bringing a formal end to the Global Political Agreement established after the disputed 2008 election. International and domestic attention has focused on the nation's human rights situation, including its readiness to hold free and fair nationwide elections.

The upcoming poll will enable registered Zimbabweans to vote for the President, parliamentarians and other sub-national political offices. The presidential poll will feature five candidates, including the country's current President, 89-year-old Robert Mugabe, and current Prime Minister, 61-year-old Morgan Tsvangirai.

IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Zimbabwe: July 31 General Elections cover:

  • Who is qualified to vote in the July 31 election?
  • Was the voter roll allowed public review and scrutiny?
  • How, when and where will the results be counted and transmitted?
  • What are Zimbabwe's treaty obligations related to holding democratic elections?

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