Zimbabwe: 2008 Presidential election results - first round
Updated May 2008
The election was held on the 29 March 2008. The results were announced by the chief electoral officer on 2 May 2008 (Veritas 2008).
The Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T) objected to the results claiming that, according to their projections (see Post-election - parallel vote tabulations) their candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, had won outright (AFP 2008).
The Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13 as amended, 110) requires that, since no candidate won an absolute majority, a run-off be held between the two candidates that obtained the most votes, in this case Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe.
|Registered voters||5 934 768|
|Total votes||2 537 240|
|Valid votes||2 497 265|
|Spoilt ballots||39 975|
|% Spoilt ballots||1.58|
2008 Elections voter registration
|Tsvangirai, Morgan||Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai||1 195 562||47.87|
|Mugabe, Robert Gabriel||Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front||1 079 730||43.24|
|Makoni, Herbert Stanley Simba||Independent||207 470||8.31|
|Towungana, Langton||Independent||14 503||0.58|
|Total||2 497 265||100.00|
AFP 2008 "Zimbabwe opposition chief wins election, no overall majority", [www] http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hWVFppVzOfX3ie8Z_2az-xAnQ9hg [opens new window] (accessed 5 May 2008).
ELECTORAL ACT CHAPTER 2:13, incorporates all amendments until SI 85/2013, [www] http://www.veritaszim.net/sites/veritas_d/files/Electoral%20Act%20consolidated%20as%20at%2022%20June%202013.docx [MS Word] (accessed 24 Jul 2013).
VERITAS 2008, "Bill Watch 18/2008, 3rd May", [www] http://www.kubatana.net/html/archive/legisl/080502veritas.asp?sector=LEGISL [opens new window] (accessed 7 May 2008).
ZESN 2008, "Statement on the Announcement of Presidential Results and Presidential Run-Off", [www] http://www.zesn.org.zw/publications/publication_184.doc [MS Word document] (accessed 5 May 2008).