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In 2023, the country of Zimbabwe will hold its general elections. These elections are expected to be contested by all the political parties in the country. The results of these elections will determine the future of Zimbabwe and its economy. But, before the elections are held, the country must prepare itself for a number of challenges. If the country fails to plan for the elections, the result could be disastrous for its economy. In this article, we’ll discuss the possible scenarios that may happen ahead of the 2023 Zimbabwe Elections.
MDC Alliance removes 28 MPs
The MDC Alliance is a party that is in danger of giving Robert Mugabe a lifeline. The party is a coalition of former Mugabe supporters who have been traumatised by the president’s rule. If this happens, the MDC will have access to state affairs and could give Mugabe a soft landing.
The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) was formed in 1999, and is the electoral coalition of seven political parties in Zimbabwe. Its main goal is to get rid of Mugabe’s government and install a democratic system. This is no small task, but it is not impossible.
In order to succeed, the MDC Alliance will need to be a consummate statesman. Nelson Chamisa will need to reach out to the most powerful elements within ZANUPF to secure a victory. During the 1980s, Robert Mugabe had to be magnanimous with Ian Smith, despite the fact that he was fighting Ian Smith’s troops. The advice from Samora Machel was to do so in order to create a climate of trust and peace during the transition to the new government.
105 local councillors
Next month, Zimbabweans will be voting in a series of key by-elections, many of which will set the tone for the upcoming national elections. The nation’s national assembly consists of 270 members, 210 of whom are elected directly, with 60 more brought in through quotas reserved for women. The by-elections will fill 28 parliamentary seats and 105 local councillor seats. Together, the vacancies represent 13.3 percent of Zimbabwe’s 210 elective parliamentary seats and 5.4% of the country’s 1,958 local councillors.
In Zimbabwe, the elections are expected to be a watershed poll in the country’s political history, with many observers calling the opposition an existential threat to ruling party ZANU-PF. The country’s economy is crumbling, and the opposition has already begun generating political excitement in recent rallies.
Chamisa removed as leader of main opposition party
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a serious legitimacy crisis. Chamisa’s MDC Alliance has declared that it will field candidates under the MDC Alliance banner before March 26, 2023. The party’s name has been used previously during by-elections. President Mnangagwa has set the date for the next by-election at 26 March. However, the nomination court will not meet until 26 January, so Chamisa has less than two weeks to decide the name of his party.
With the change in the ruling party, Chamisa’s MDC Alliance faction has lost substantial property, party symbols, and government funding. As a result, he has been stripped of his position as leader of the main opposition party. In addition, he is now a junior member of parliament with a small number of party seats handed to him by Zanu PF.
ZANU-PF approves Mnangagwa as candidate for 2023 elections
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been unanimously endorsed as the presidential candidate for the 2023 Zimbabwe elections. The endorsement came at ZANU-PF’s Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting, which occurred last week, ahead of the party’s 18th Annual National People’s Conference. Mnangagwa endorsed his own candidacy for president, calling for loyalty and unity. He also rejected the idea of forming a unity government with the main opposition party. This move comes after his narrow loss in the July elections.
Mnangagwa also urged the youth to enroll at the Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology in Harare. The school’s aim is to educate young people and prepare them for the upcoming general elections.
CCC wants to justify continued illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe beyond 2023
The CCC wants to justify continued illegal sanctions on the people of Zimbabwe beyond 2023 with a fake reform agenda. They have puppet masters in the EU and the US. Mugwadi has said that if the opposition loses this election, the same narrative will be used as an excuse to reimpose the sanctions on Zimbabwe.
The EU, United States, and UK have all passed sanctions on Zimbabwe that directly impact the ruling party, its officials, and anyone else associated with human rights violations. These sanctions have caused hardship for the people of Zimbabwe, and they have limited their ability to engage in trade, tourism, and other areas of development. The EU needs to invest in better messaging on these issues, but the ruling party of Zimbabwe is winning the propaganda war.