election material for the year 2013
This declaration is referred to in the Preamble to the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance as one of the OAU/AU Declarations and Decisions the Charter is intended to enhance.
The 31st July 2013 Harmonised Elections were held 5 years and 5 months after the 2008 General Elections. As is common cause, the 2008 General Elections gave rise to a presidential run-off election which was held in June 2008. The results of the June presidential runoff election were disputed and the dispute in turn gave rise to a number of distinct but related developments on the political front, notably:-- The signing of the Global Political Agreement in September 2008;
Khampepe Report on 2002 Presidential Election in Zimbabwe.
Note by Veritas
The new Zimbabwe Constitution was enacted by the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, which was gazetted as a law on 22nd May 2013. The Constitution's effective date is 22nd August 2013.
REPORT OF AFRICAN UNION ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE 31 JULY 2013
HARMONISED ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC
IntroductionThe Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) observed the three local government by-elections in Harare, Karoi and Zaka. The By-elections where called in following the death of seating councilors in the following wards Sunningdale ward 12, Karoi Town Council ward 10 and Zaka RDC ward 32.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE
Civil Appeal No. SC 298/13
In the matter between:
MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Appellant
CHAIRPERSON OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
THE CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER OF THE ZIMABABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
REGISTRAR GENERAL OF VOTERS
ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE
HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE
Harare, 14 August 2013 and 20 August 2013
L.Uriri,A. Muchadehama and T. Mutangi, for the Applicant.
T.M. Kanengoni, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Respondents.
General Notice 392 of 2013.
ELECTORAL ACT [CHAPTER 2:13]
Election of Senators to Represent Persons with Disabilities:
Names of Elected Candidates
IN THE ELECTORAL COURT OF ZIMBABWE HELD AT HARAREIn the matter between:-
JAMESON ZVIDZAI TIMBA PetitionerAndJAISON PASSADE RespondentELECTION PETITION in respect of MOUNT PLEASANT CONSTITUENCY in terms of SECTION 167 of the ELECTORAL ACT [Chapter 2: 13]
General Notice 391 of 2013.
General Elections: Election of Chiefs to the Senate
General Notice 390 of 2013.
Election of Party-List Candidates by Proportional Representation Names of Candidates Elected Following Poll
IT is hereby notified, for general information that each person whose name is specified in the Schedule has, with effect from the 3rd of August, 2013, been duly elected as a member of the Senate, National Assembly or Provincial Council, as the case may be, for their respective provinces.
General Notice 389 of 2013.
General Elections: Names of Candidates Etected Following Poll
lT is hereby notified, in terms of section 68 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2013] that each person whose name is specified in the second column of the Schedule has, with eftect from 2nd of August, 2013, been duly elected as a member of the National Assembly for the constituency specified opposite to his or her name in the first column of the Schedule.
General Notice 388 of 2013.
Election to the Office of President:
Name of the Candidate Elected Following Poll
IT is hereby notified, in terms of section 110(3)(j) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that Mugabe Robert Gabriel of ZANU (PF) Party has, with effect from 3rd of August, 2013, been duly elected as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
NOTICE OF ELECTION PETITIONBE PLEASED TO TAKE NOTICE THAT an Application is hereby made to the Constitutional Court for an order in terms of the order/draft order annexed to this application on the grounds that:-a) The Applicant was a candidate in the presidential election held on the 31st of July 2013.b) 1st Respondent was declared the winner of that election on Saturday 03 August 2013.
I, the undersigned,, MORGAN RICHARD TSVANGIRAI do hereby make oath and state that:1. It is with deep regret and sadness that I find myself having to depose to this affidavit, which I present for purposes of explaining the reasons behind the withdrawal of the Election Petition just filed by my legal practitioners at my specific instance.2. It is common cause that I filed a Petition challenging the outcome of the Presidential Election in tenns of its processes and outcome.
IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF ZIMBABWEConstitutional Application No. CCZ 71113In the matter between:MORGAN TSVANGIRAI APPLICANTandROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE 1st RESPONDENTandZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2nd RESPONDENTandRITA MAKARAU N.O. 3rd RESPONDENTand
WHEREUPON, after reading documents filed of record and hearing counsel in this application/petition made in terms of section 93(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,
And thereafter, that is to say, TUESDAY the 20th day of AUGUST 2013