Will Zimbabwe Hold Election Without a New Constitution


Analysts have suggested the possibility of holding elections under the current constitution if the deadlock persists.
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President Robert Mugabe

InFocus

  • Zimbabwe:  Poll Preps - ZEC Invites Aspiring Voter Educators

    The Herald, 5 October 2012

    THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has invited civic groups intending to conduct voter education to register with it by October 9, as churches threw their weight behind an agreement ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Critics Slam Mugabe's 'Unrealistic' Election Date

    SW Radio Africa, 1 October 2012

    There has been ongoing criticism of Robert Mugabe's intentions to hold elections in March 2013, with civil society groups warning this date is 'unrealistic' and 'impossible'. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Reforms First Before Elections

    Zimbabwe Standard, 1 October 2012

    Assertions by President Robert Mugabe that elections should be held in March next year has received mixed reactions, with gullible smaller political formations welcoming the move ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Security Sector Reform Key to Peaceful Elections

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 1 October 2012

    An attack on a political rally by uniformed soldiers is stoking fears of a reprise of state-sponsored violence against NGOs, human rights activists and parties opposed to President ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'Elections Impossible By March Next Year'

    Zimbabwe Standard, 30 September 2012

    LAST week President Robert Mugabe hinted at the possibility of holding a referendum and harmonised elections -- set for November this year and March next year respectively. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Military Dominance Sparks Fears of Polls Violence

    African Arguments, 29 September 2012

    Questions are being asked whether Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is bent on stirring the country back to the political chaos of 2008 as his party Zanu PF stalls the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF Electioneering Strategy in Full Swing

    Zimbabwe Independent, 28 September 2012

    WITH President Robert Mugabe hinting in a High Court application concerning by-elections that he wants elections held in March next year, Zanu PF is rapidly swinging into full ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  President Mugabe Wants General Elections in March

    Cameroon Tribune, 27 September 2012

    Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe wants to hold general elections in March 2013 with the referendum on a new constitution this November, the BBC cited court papers as revealing. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Elections Set for March Next Year

    The Herald, 27 September 2012

    HARMONISED elections will be held in the last week of March next year and the proclamation of the actual dates will be done in due course, President Mugabe has said. read more »