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2-Thirds Majority Impossible as Parties Breach 70 Mark

The CCC has already garnered 75 parliamentary seats with the vote counting still continuing

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2-Thirds Majority Impossible as Parties Breach 70 Mark

It looks like the 2-thirds majority in parliament is now an impossible feat after both parties Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) and ZANU-PF have breached the 70 mark.

The number of candidates who are directly voted into the Zimbabwean parliament is 210. For a party to have 2-thirds majority, it has to garner 140 seats.

It now impossible for either parties to garner these 140 seats as both parties have breached the 70 seats mark.

The CCC has so far garnered 75 seats buoyed largely by the urban constituencies including Bulawayo, Harare, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Gweru, Chinhoyi, Victoria Falls, and several gains into former ZANU-PF strongholds of Matabeleland North & South.

The CCC has also made surprising gains in rural areas where they claimed Zvimba East, Chipinge South, Chiredzi, Makoni.

In the last elections in 2018, the then main opposition party the MDC managed to get a total of 64 seats in mainly their urban strongholds.

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ZANU-PF who have lost popularity in Matabeleland maintained their hold on Masvingo, Midlands, Mashonaland East & West provinces.

In 2018, the party garnered 145 seats thereby attaining a 2-thirds majority though one MP for Chegutu West, Dexter Nduna was wrongfully added into the August house due to ZEC's bungling.

2-Thirds Majority Impossible as Parties Breach 70 Mark

The 2-thirds majority was wasted on drafting draconian laws including rebranding the AIPPA to MOPA, the PVO Act, and the Patriotic Act.

Key necessary reforms were ignored, and under the leadership of then Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, the legislative body failed to perform its mandate.

If these voting patterns are to be maintained for the remaining seats, none of the two fiercely contesting parties will attain a 2-thirds majority.


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