The ruling ZANU PF party has been tipped to win the 2023 general election comfortable by a United Kingdom-based think-tank, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
In a report released last week, EIU said that ZANU PF has the benefit of incumbency and a stranglehold on the political scene. It said:
The opposition has little political authority or ability to hold the Government to account. The next presidential and legislative elections are due to be held in 2023. We expect Zanu-PF to win comfortably given its stranglehold on the political scene.
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In 2018 the ZANU PF presidential candidate, Emmerson Mnangagwa won 50,8 per cent of the votes while his main rival Nelson Chamisa of the MDC secured 44,3 per cent of the vote.
Furthermore, ZANU PF enjoys a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) having secured 179 out of 270 seats.