5.3 million registered to vote

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By Staff Reporter

A statement issued by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba indicates that more than 5.3 million people registered to vote during the  nationwide Biometric Voter Registration blitz which ended on 8 February 2018.

Justice Chigumba said the commission is grateful to the electorate for the overwhelming response towards the call to register.

She added that the current President’s term of office expires on August 21, thus the next general elections should be held on any date between July 21 and August 21 unless Parliament is dissolved.

The ZEC chair, however, said the actual dates for the general elections would be set by the President by way of a proclamation in terms of Section 144 of the Constitution.

 

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