The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa is leading the race in both National Assembly and local government seats attained from the 26 March by-elections.
As per the latest results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), the newly-formed party has won:
i). 77/120 (64%) Council Seats
ii). 19/28 (68%) Parliamentary Seats
Overall Performance: 66%
The ruling ZANU PF follows at a distant second while opposition MDC-T which is contesting as the MDC Alliance is yet to record a single win.
Most of the seats were left vacant when MDC-T recalled members that were pro-Chamisa. The just-ended poll was set to restore the 2018 order as Chamisa’s lieutenants are winning, but, MDC-T leader, Senator Douglas Mwonzora, has recalled 16 more councillors.
Another observation is that the ruling ZANU PF is making inroads into territories that were formally considered opposition hunting grounds. In cases where ZANU PF is losing, it is doing so by reduced margins compared to yesteryears.