President’s Address to the Party, 22 August 2017 THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was formed on the bedrock of the principles of solidarity, freedom and justice – ideals of social democracy. Of importance today is the value of solidarity. The PDP stated its belief in solidarity through unequivocally advocating for the coalition of opposition parties, as stated in the historic Mandel Declaration of the 26th … Continue reading PDP stance on MDC Alliance
By Election Resource Centre AS Zimbabwe heads towards the 2018 elections which are now about a year away, questions on the 2013 voters’ roll can no longer be ignored on the basis of two potential realities. Firstly, the Electoral Act, as it currently stands, does not definitively establish a fresh registration process which will ultimately vanquish the 2013 voters’ roll and thus barring voting on … Continue reading Why 2013 voters’ roll has no place in the 2018 election
By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE Communist Party (ZCP) which was formed in May this year, says it is not going to field any candidate in the impending 2018 general elections adding that they prefer national dialogue aimed at solving the various challenges bedevilling the country. Party secretary general Ngqabutho Mabhena who defected from the Welshman Ncube led MDC told the media that his party will choose … Continue reading Why ZCP wants a National Dialogue
By Buhle Tshavango. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) recently gazetted the statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) which outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections, however, despite progressive provisions in the document a number of loopholes have been called out for redress. The statutory instrument which was gazetted in accordance with Section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] provides nine fundamental … Continue reading ZEC called upon to clarify the role of observers and party agents in new S.I. 85
By Daniel Chigundu MORGAN TSVANGIRAI has revealed that some selfish MDC-T legislators are against coalition because they are afraid their seats might be allocated to alliance partners. MDC-T formed an alliance with such opposition parties as MDC-N, PDP, Zanu Ndonga, Transform Zimbabwe, Multi Christian Democratic Party and Zim People First ahead of 2018 elections. Under the alliance agreement, the other parties agreed to support Tsvangirai’s … Continue reading Why MDC-T MPs are against coalition
A presidential aspirant for the 2018 elections, Dr Noah Manyika, says his party, Build Alliance Zimbabwe (BAZ) was not against joining forces with other political parties but wants to join a “winning” coalition. Speaking at the #MeettheYouthies meeting at MotoRepublic, Manyika said there was nothing special about joining a “grand coalition” that was doomed and lacking in vision. “I think it is important for opposition … Continue reading 2018 elections: Three things Dr. Manyika wishes to change if elected
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa AS we slowly draw closer to 2018, many youths are beginning to come out of closets and declaring their interest to contest for political leadership, but will next year’s elections usher in a reign of young leaders? The issue of political positions, especially with regards to contesting in elections by young people is generally regarded as a political landmine in both Zanu … Continue reading Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?
By Nkanyiso Ncube THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to expedite the procurement of the software for the central database or central Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) as it an integral component of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR). The AFIS is a biometric identification (ID) method that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyse fingerprint data. … Continue reading Why ZEC must procure Central database software for BVR kits
By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE receiving an onslaught of criticism since announcing her intentions to stand as an independent candidate for the Mount Pleasant National Assembly seat, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere seems undeterred in her quest as she has proceeded to present a manifesto as part of her campaign strategy. The 21 paged manifesto dubbed,” Mt.Pleasant Constituency Yellow Manifesto “, outlines her campaign strategy and highlights the … Continue reading Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?
By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has told Parliament that her commission requires about US$274 million to conduct the 2018 elections. Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Woman and Gender, Justice Makarau told the legislators that her commission is ready to hold elections at any time they are announced and has since submitted a budget to the treasury for … Continue reading ZEC wants US$274m for elections