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Zimbabwe Parliamentary Election 2013: Zanu-PF, the party of Robert Mugabe declared Winner

Aug 5, 2013 12:59 IST

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission on 3 August 2013 declared Zanu-PF party has won the Parliamentary Election (Presidential Election). MDC secured 49 seats as compared to 158 seats won by the ZANU-PF party of the total 210 seats.  

ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front), the political party of the incumbent President Robert Mugabe on 3 August 2013 won the Presidential election of Zimbabwe that was held on 2 August 2013. The 89 year old Mugabe won 61 percent of the vote against the 34 percent won by the Morgan Tsvangirai, the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. Morgan is the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.


With this win, Mugabe has won his seventh term to the office of the President of Zimbabwe and is heading Zimbabwe, since 1980, the year when the country got its independence. The symbol of the party is a black cockerel that is crowing loud and hard.

The Electoral Process: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission conducts the electoral processes in the country by putting in all the necessary logistics in place to ensure that the process runs smoothly.

A number of seats in the Senate, the National Assembly and the Provincial Councils of the country are allocated on the basis of a party-list system of proportional representation.

Robert Mugabe

• Robert Mugabe is one of the leaders of the guerrilla movements against white-minority rule of Zimbabwe and was elected to power in 1980.
• He served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as the first executive head of state since 1987.
• He was born on 21 February 1924
• Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years from 1964 and 1974
• He is also the and commander-in-chief of the armed forces

About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. Zambia lies to the northwest with the Zambezi river and its Victoria Falls forming the border. Mozambique lies to the northeast with its border formed by the Eastern Highlands. Botswana lies to the southwest and South Africa to the south (its border formed by the Limpopo River). Zimbabwe achieved its freedom (de jure sovereignty) from United Kingdom in April 1980. It remained as an unrecognised state under the conservative white minority government of Rhodesia for 14 years from 1965. Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona and Ndebele being most common.

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