On Elections

How people elect parliaments


National Assembly

Specific Elections: 2005 – 2008 – 2013 – 2018


Zimbabwe has a unicameral National Assembly, an assembly of 210 members.

The boundaries of the Assembly electoral divisions are determined by the national electoral commission.

Terms of the Assembly are nominally fixed at five years. However there remains a capacity for the President to dissolve the Assembly early and call an election.

All the members of the National Assembly are directly elected in single member divisions by the plurality voting method.

Commentary and analysis



[recent redistricting]

Inequality in the effective influence of voters caused by variations in National Assembly electoral division enrolments has been substantial in recent elections, with the most recent standard deviation of variations compared to the mean enrolment being X.X% in 2018.

[nomination openness – party configurations]

[summary of results]

[inequality by margins]

Specific elections

2005 – 2008 – 2013 – 2018



[data source – data completeness – anomalous contests – augmentation]


[Dataset not yet published]

  • OnElections election data ZW-2005-18.xls
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