Zimbabweans to vote for president, MPs, councillors in July

Zimbabweans will hold elections on 30 July, 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced in a new proclamation.

The announcement, contained in the Government Gazette, said voters in the southern African country will elect a president, members of the National Assembly and councillors, according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).

“Monday, the 30th day of July, 2018 is the day of the election to the office of President, the election of members of the National Assembly and election of councillors,” said the Zimbabwe Government Gazette.

This will be the first presidential election that will not have former President Robert Mugabe on the ballot paper.

He resigned on 21 November 2017 after a week of pressure from the military, War Veterans, ruling ZANU-PF and the general population.

Mugabe, who led the country to independence in 1980, was replaced by Mnangagwa, whose main challenger in the election will be Nelson Chamisa, candidate of Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC–T).