Zimbabwean general election, 1990

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Zimbabwean presidential election, 1990
Zimbabwe
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  Robert Mugabe cropped.jpg Edgar Tekere.jpg
Candidate Robert Mugabe Edgar Tekere
Party ZANU-PF Zimbabwe Unity Movement
Popular vote 2,026,976 413,840
Percentage 83.05% 16.95%

President before election

Robert Mugabe
ZANU-PF

Elected President

Robert Mugabe
ZANU-PF

General elections were held in Zimbabwe on 23 March 1990 to elect the President and Parliament. They were the first elections to be contested under the amended constitution of 1987, which established an elected executive presidency and abolished the Senate. They were also the first ever elections in the country to be contested on a single roll, i.e. with no separate voting for whites and blacks.

The result was a victory for incument President Robert Mugabe, whose ZANU-PF party won 117 of the 120 elected seats in Parliament.[1]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Robert Mugabe ZANU-PF 2,026,976 83.05
Edgar Tekere Zimbabwe Unity Movement 413,840 16.95
Invalid/blank votes 146,388
Total 2,587,204 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,799,333 53.91
Source: African Elections database

Parliament[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
ZANU-PF 1,690,071 80.54 117 +53
Zimbabwe Unity Movement 369,031 17.59 2 New
ZANU-Ndonga 19,448 0.93 1 0
UANC 11,191 0.53 0 New
National Democratic Union 498 0.02 0 New
Independents 7,954 0.38 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 139,653
Total 2,237,846 100 120 +20
Source: African Elections Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Zimbabwe African Elections Database