House of Assembly (Zimbabwe)
|House of Assembly of Zimbabwe|
Jacob Mudenda, ZANU-PF
Since 3 September 2013
|31 July 2013|
|Parliament House, Harare, Zimbabwe|
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The House of Assembly of Zimbabwe is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament. It was the unicameral legislative body from 1989 until late November 2005, when the Senate was re-introduced.
Under the 1980 Constitution, 20 of the 100 seats in the House of Assembly were reserved for the country's white minority, although whites and other ethnic minorities made up only five per cent of the population. These seats were abolished in 1987.
The sixth House of Assembly, formed following elections held on 31 March 2005, had a total of 150 members. 120 members were directly elected in single member constituencies using the plurality (or First-past-the-post) system. The President appointed 12 additional members and 8 provincial governors who held reserved seats in the House. The remaining 10 seats were held by traditional chiefs who were chosen by their peers. All members served five-year terms.
A 2007 law, to take effect after the 2008 election, expanded the House of Assembly to 210 seats and made it a fully elected body. The appointed and ex officio members were transferred to the Senate. The Seventh House of Assembly was opened on August 26, 2008.
Jacob Mudenda has been Speaker of the House of Assembly since September 2013.
Previous House of Assembly election results
|United Movement for Democracy||1,445||0.04||0||0||0|
|Alliance Khumbula Ekhaya||380||0.01||0||0||0|
|Progressive and Innovative Movement of Zimbabwe||351||0.01||0||0||0|
|Zimbabwe Development Party||145||0.00||0||0||0|
|People's Democratic Union||76||0.00||0||0||0|
|Zimbabwe People's Movement||70||0.00||0||0||0|
|Voice of the People||38||0.00||0||0||0|
|Source: Adam Carr, Election Passport|
Elections before 2013
|Political Party||Election Year|
|Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)||57||64||117||118||62||78||99|
|Patriotic Front - Zimbabwe African People's Union (PF-ZAPU)||20||15||-||-||-||-||-|
|Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)||-||-||-||-||57||41||-|
|Zimbabwe African National Union - Ndonga (ZANU-Ndonga)||-||-||1||2||1||-||-|
|Rhodesian Front (RF)||20||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|United African National Council (UANC)||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe (CAZ)||-||15||-||-||-||-||-|
|Independent Zimbabwe Group (IZG)||-||4||-||-||-||-||-|
|Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM)||-||-||2||-||-||-||-|
|Zimbabwe Youth in Alliance (ZYA)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party (ZPDP)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T)||-||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|Movement for Democratic Change-Mutambara (MDC-M)||-||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|Ex officio members (Chiefs)||-||-||-||-||-||20||-|
- Senate of Zimbabwe - the upper chamber of Parliament
- History of Zimbabwe
- Legislative Branch
- List of national legislatures
- Carole Gombakomba, "Zimbabwe's Mugabe Finalizes Constitutional Amendment On Elections", VOA News, November 1, 2007.