President proclaims March 26 by-elections

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Davison Kaiyo

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed  March 26, 2022 as the day when the much awaited by elections will be held.

According to  Statutory Instrument number 2 of 2022 published today, the nomination court is expected to sit on the 29th of January.

The by-elections are being viewed as the dress rehearsal of the 2023 harmonized elections will see 28 constituencies going for polls to choose new representatives. ultrafarma ivermectina comprar

19 constituencies were left without representative following the recalls by sponsoring parties with the Douglas Mwonzora led MDCT recalling 18 MPs while ZANU PF recalled former MP Killer Zivhu. ivermectin 1 for rosacea

Eight other constituencies the by elections were necessitated by the deaths of the elected representatives while Gokwe Central was left without a MP following the appointment of the former MP Victor Matemadanda to the position of Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique.

The by-elections will be held in Pumula, Nkulumane, Epworth, Glen Norah, Harare Central, Highfield East, Highfield West, Kuwadzana East, Mufakose, St Marys, Kambuzuma, Harare East, Dangamvura-Chikanga, Mutasa South, Marondera Central, Chivi South, Binga North, Mkoba and Mbizo. Other vacancies are in Kuwadzana, Glen View North, Marondera East, Murewa South, Mwenezi East, Tsholotsho South, Kwekwe and Mberengwa South.

The long awaited by elections were delayed due to COVID 19 restrictions with the government indefinitely suspending the elections since March 2020 with government criticized for denying citizens representation in parliament.

The government’s justification of the suspension of elections which was hinged on COVID-19 protocols and regulations against crowding was rejected by human rights organizations as a dozen countries in Africa with much higher infection rates have been able to hold elections amidst the pandemic. posologia ivermectina 6mg vitamedic

Countries such as South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Guinea, Benin and Burundi successfully held elections under similar circumstances.

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