1980 House of Assembly results

General elections were held in Southern Rhodesia in February 1980 to elect a government which would govern the country after it was granted independence as Zimbabwe, in accordance with the conclusions of the Lancaster House Agreement. The election was won by the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and its leader Robert Mugabe therefore became the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

Party White roll Common roll Total
seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
ZANU-PF 1,668,992 63.0 57 57
ZAPU-PF 638,879 24.1 20 20
Rhodesian Front 13,621 83.0 20 20
United African National Council 219,307 8.3 3 3
ZANU-Ndonga 53,343 2.0 0 0
Zimbabwe Democratic Party 28,181 1.1 0 0
National Front of Zimbabwe 18,794 0.7 0 0
National Democratic Union 15,056 0.6 0 0
United National Federal Party 5,796 0.2 0 0
United People’s Association of Matabeleland 1,181 0.0 0 0
Independents 2,781 17.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 52,746
Total 16,402 100 20 2,702,275 100 80 100
Source: African Elections Database

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