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Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
July 30, 2013
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Snap Analysis of the Political Party Manifestos 2013 (MDC,
MDC -T, Zapu, Zanu-PF)
As a woman,
why should I give you my vote?
(I know he used
to do nice stuff for you, but what has he done for you lately?…
Who does government
represent? Who is a citizen? Do women have the same rights and power
to assert these rights in the space that is politics and governance?
Our new Constitution
directs (in section 2.9) that the State must promote full gender
balance, and in particular ensure that both genders are equally
represented in all institutions and agencies of government at every
level. Political parties are in essence governments in waiting and
when successful at the polls they proceed to form the institutions
that become the state. The guiding principles and values that will
inform how they play this role are contained in the Party Manifesto.
lays out the purpose of the party, that is why does it exist as
a party and what does it intend to achieve by being in power. The
Manifesto gives the potential voter the information to enable her/
him to make an informed choice of the right candidate and the right
party to vote for. In short it answers the question 'As a voter
why should I give you my vote?'
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