THE FIRST-PAST-THE-POST (FPTP) VOTING SYSTEM MISREPRESENTS MATABELELAND VOTERS

As is now standard practice in Zimbabwean elections, the 31-Jul-2013 election outcome was immediately followed by rumblings from the main opposition, the MDC-T, who felt there were numerous elements not quite fair about it. Continue reading

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ZIMBABWE’S ELECTIONS AND THEIR IRRELEVANCE TO DEMOCRACY

Elections are indispensable to democracy yet holding elections must not be seen as evidence of democracy. Democracy cannot be measured merely on the basis of a country holding regular ‘free and fair’ elections where ‘free’ and ‘fair’ are subjectively determined by the political elite. Continue reading