ZESN Report on the 2000 Parliamentary Elections

This report is an account and analysis of events, which took place in Zimbabwe before, during and after the 2000 Parliamentary General Elections held on 24-25 June 2000. The information in this report has been collected by individuals and organisations from different sectors of Zimbabwean society. Information about what actually occurred at polling stations was collected by ZESN monitors some of whom were appointed by the ESC and accredited by the Registrar General…:more

Report On The Zimbabwe’s 2005 General Election: Final Copy

The Zimbabwean parliamentary elections held on 31 March 2005 were the sixth since independence. But they were no less significant than previous elections. Although the country has held parliamentary elections every five years as per its Constitution, this has not meant that elections have been free from problems and controversy. Such was the case with the 2000 elections which were mired in intimidation, violence and controversy over the legitimacy of their outcome…. : more


While the 29 March harmonized elections and 27 June presidential run-off have come and gone, they are poised to leave an indelible imprint in Zimbabwe’s post independence electoral history. The limelight and controversy they generated within regional and global contexts have no local electoral parallels save those witnessed during the legendary 1980 independence election…………………… : more

ZESN 2013 harmonised election report

On 31 July 2013 Zimbabwe held harmonised elections for the Presidency, the National Assembly, the Senate and local authorities. ZESN deployed 7 099 observers to every province and constituency in the country on 31 July 2013, set at the ‘Election Day’. Reports from observers during the election and throughout the entire process, demonstrated that the credibility of the 2013 harmonised elections was compromised by a systematic effort to disenfranchise many voters….More

Nomination court report for rural district council elections

A democratic election should be defined by the principles of openness and fairness and the selection of candidates is without doubt part of this process. The nomination courts to receive nomination papers for the forthcoming rural district council elections were held at 57 different centres on the 20th of September 2006. The courts were supposed to have sat on the 15th of September but they were moved by the ZEC ostensibly in order to ‘give political parties adequate time to make their preparations’…. : more