Regional Voting and Cabinet Formation

  • Liisa Laakso
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Zimbabwe is one of the very few African countries which never introduced a formal one-party system. Against the aspirations of ZANU(PF) the Lancaster House agreement provided a multi-party system for a period of at least ten years, and after 1990 the one-party state was strongly opposed by most Zimbabweans. President Mugabe himself argued in 1993 that opposition parties are a stabilising factor in political systems in Africa (The Sunday Mail, 9 May 1993). However, it has been difficult for the opposition to get organized and to mobilize voters. In 2000 harassment and intimidation of the new and popular opposition party, the MDC, were rampant.


Vote Power Regional Support Regional Leader Daily News Opposition Parti 
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© Liisa Laakso 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liisa Laakso
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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