2013 total political eclipse
Tendai Mugabe and Stanley Mushava ZANU-PF is poised to surpass the two-thirds majority required to pass or amend laws in Parliament when the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission releases the last batch of results from the remaining 27 constituencies today. The revolutionary party has since amassed 136 seats out of 210 at stake and is left with only four to clinch the crucial two thirds that would result in it setting its agenda for the country. Zanu-PF needs to win 140 seats to attain a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.
Local Government election results were also still to be announced. The harmonised elections attracted a lot of interest, with a total of 20 political parties and 72 independents contesting in the National Assembly elections.
By the time of going to press yesterday, MDC-T had attained 46 seats, with one constituency going to independent candidate Mr Jonathan Samukange. ZEC said the remaining results would be announced this morning.
Results tabulated by The Herald, but still to be confirmed by ZEC showed that the rejuvenated Zanu-PF would garner more than 150 seats out of the 210 elective National Assembly seats in Parliament. Such a feat would ensure smooth sailing and implementation of laws in the August house.
Zanu-PF had a clean sweep of seats in Masvingo Province where it clinched the 14 constituencies at stake, reclaiming two that were lost to MDC-T in 2008 to take its tally to 26.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Herald