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Parliament life comes to end as ED proclaims elections

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Parliament life comes to end as ED proclaims elections



President Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed Wednesday 23 August as the date of this year’s general elections and this brings to the end of the life of the current Parliament.
The President made the proclamation today through Statutory Instrument 85 of 2023.
The current Parliament could have ended at midnight on August 25, 2023, but now it has to dissolve any time before August 23, the date of the harmonised elections.
According to the Constitution, the actual five-year term of Parliament runs from the date the President was sworn and Mnangagwa assumed office on August 26, 2018. This means Parliament could have legally lived until August 25.
Mnangagwa also proclaimed Wednesday June 21, 2023, as the nomination date for council, Parliament, Senate and Presidential candidates. Nominations start at 10am.
Nominations for the different offices will occur at different places with the Presidential nomination taking place at the High Court in Harare in Court A, Mapondera Building Samora Machel Avenue.
Nominations for the 210 House of Assembly candidates will take place at the respective magistrates’ courts in the 10 provincial capitals while nominations for councillors will either take place at Rural District Council CEOs’ offices or town clerks’ offices.

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