A Quick Guide to the Zimbabwean Presidential Elections
Controversy Around the New Constitution
This year’s election will take place under the new constitution signed into law by Mugabe on May 22, 2013. While the constitution restricts future presidents to two five-year terms and enforces a later date for this year’s elections, Mugabe issued a decree declaring July 31 as voting day. Minister Tsvangirai criticized the president for setting that date, considering the newly instated voting reforms regarding media and security forces have yet to be implemented.