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Zimbabweans remain apprehensive about manipulation of the presidential election, new survey finds Zimbabwe’s presidential campaign has done little to allay popular apprehensions about the security of the vote, the counting of ballots, the announcement of election results, and the possibility of post-election violence, according to a new public... Read more
Zimbabwe’s presidential race tightens one month ahead of July 30 voting, new survey finds Zimbabwe’s presidential race tightened between early May and early July as incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa’s lead over challenger Nelson Chamisa dropped from 11 to just 3 percentage points among registered likely voters, a new survey shows. Read more
emaSwati show declining approval of elected leader as elections approach A majority of emaSwati express dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, with job-performance ratings falling significantly from 2015. Read more
Zimbabweans gloomy about the economy, cautiously optimistic that presidential election will be a step forward Zimbabweans are downbeat about economic conditions but cautiously hopeful that free and fair elections will restore political legitimacy and launch economic reforms, a new analysis of national survey findings suggests. Read more
Les Sénégalais soutiennent les projets du gouvernement mais ont encore des priorités Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Sénégal, la majorité des Sénégalais trouvent les projets gouvernementaux prioritaires. Read more
Africans increasingly support multiparty democracy, but trust in political parties remains low Public attitudes in Africa show increasing support for multiparty democracy, but both ruling and opposition parties still struggle to gain popular trust, Afrobarometer survey findings show. Read more
Most Zimbabweans registered and ready to vote; in presidential race, ZANU-PF holds tentative lead amid large unknowns Most Zimbabweans are registered and ready to vote in July, but while the ruling ZANU-PF appears to have a lead among declared voters, the outcome is far from certain, according to a new survey by Afrobarometer partner Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI... Read more
Zimbabweans satisfied with voter registration but doubtful about Electoral Commission Approaching their watershed 2018 election in July, Zimbabweans are pleased with their voter-registration process but doubtful about their Electoral Commission, a new national survey by Afrobarometer partner Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) indicates. Read more
Zimbabweans say November 2017 military intervention was needed but want military out of politics Most Zimbabweans see the military intervention that led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe as either “the right thing to do” or “wrong but necessary,” according to a new national survey by Afrobarometer partner Mass Public Opinion Institute (... Read more

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