MDC Alliance

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Movement for Democratic Change Alliance
Leader Nelson Chamisa
Founded 6 August 2017
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left

The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC Alliance) is an electoral bloc formed between 7 political parties in Zimbabwe on 6 August 2017[1]. Most of the member parties are splinters from original Movement for Democratic Change and each other. The bloc was formed to contest the 2018 election. The MDC Alliance is now led by Nelson Chamisa who is also the new President of MDC-T. Chamisa replaced Morgan Richard Tsvangirai who died on the 14 February 2018 after a long fight against colon cancer.

On 30 July 2018, the alliance went head to head with the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led Zanu PF in Zimbabwe's historic elections. The alliance was narrowly edged by Zanu PF in the presidential election, with Mnangagwa receiving 50,8% of the vote to MDC Alliance' s Nelson Chamisa's 44,3%. The election results have received international attention as possible fraud.[2]

Member parties[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
2018 TBA TBA (#2)
64 / 210
Increase 64 in opposition

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbabwe Opposition Launches MDC Alliance Ahead of 2018 General Elections, VOA Zimbabwe
  2. ^ [1] A Crackdown in Zimbabwe Exposes the Instability of the Mnangagwa Regime