1990 Presidential Election Results

General elections were held in Zimbabwe on 23 March 1990 to elect the President and Parliament. They were the first elections to be contested under the amended constitution of 1987, which established an elected executive presidency and abolished the Senate. They were also the first ever elections in the country to be contested on a single roll, i.e. with no separate voting for whites and blacks.

The result was a victory for incument President Robert Mugabe, whose ZANU-PF party won 117 of the 120 elected seats in Parliament

Candidate Party Votes %
Robert Mugabe ZANU-PF 2,026,976 83.05
Edgar Tekere Zimbabwe Unity Movement 413,840 16.95
Invalid/blank votes 146,388
Total 2,587,204 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,799,333 53.91
Source: African Elections database

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *