The Parliamentary Elections in Zimbabwe, 24–25 July 2000

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group

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The Parliamentary Elections in Zimbabwe, 24–25 July 2000
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 1 January 2000
Size: 280mm x 200mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-652-1
Pages: 66

These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The Secretary-General constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the Secretary-General, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Map of Zimbabwe
Letter of Transmittal

Introduction
The Observer Group and its Terms of Reference
Method of Work

Chapter 1: Political Background
The Colonial Era
The Unilateral Declaration of Independence and the Liberation Struggle
The Lancaster House Conference
Independence
Consolidation of Power by ZANU-PF
An Ineffectual Opposition
The February 2000 Referendum and its Aftermath
The Political Parties

Chapter 2: The Legal Framework and Preparations for the Elections
The Legal Framework
Preparations for the Elections

Chapter 3: The Campaign and the News Media
The Campaign
The News Media

Chapter 4: The Poll and the Count
The Poll
The Count

Conclusions and Recommendations

Acknowledgements

Annexes