Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has revealed that 55 political parties will be contesting in the July 30 harmonised elections. This is less than half of the 133 parties which had initially registered with Zec to contest the election. The other parties were unable to field any candidates. Speaking at the routine Monday media briefing at Zec headquarters, Chigumba said,
We have 23 presidential and 1652 national assembly constituency candidates who were successfully nominated. We have a total of 55 political parties whose candidates were successful nominated. Out of our total contingent of 133 political parties, only 55 political parties had candidates who were successfully nominated.
…We are dismissing allegations that the voter’s roll released was fake. The allegations are trying to cause alarm and dispondency. The voter’s roll released by Zec is authentic and ‘analysable’.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU… Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral CommissionPriscilla Chigumba is a Zimbabwean lawyer, a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla ChigumbaThe National Assembly is one of the organs of the parliament in Zimbabwe. The other being the Senate. The National Assembly in Zimbabwe consists of 270 MPs. Of these, 210 MPs are elected directly in 210 physical constituencies spread across the country. The remaining 60… Read More About National Assembly