Articles by Gift Mwonzora

May 8, 2023

Electoral reform is not a panacea to Zimbabwe’s democratic deficit

Gift Mwonzora
Are electoral reforms the answer to a country's democratic deficit? Gift Mwonzora writes that elections should not be reduced to a mere ritualistic exercise. In Zimbabwe, only genuine political, legal, governance and administrative reforms will bring democratic success. Yet while electoral reforms are essential for credible elections, they are not the sole remedy for a competitive authoritarian regime's democratic deficits
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Gift Mwonzora
Research Fellow, Institute for Institutional Change and Social Justice, University of Free State, South Africa

Gift researches and publishes on transitional justice, elections, democratisation, governance, cities, social movements, and protest participation.

www.wamwonzora.wordpress.com

He tweets @GiftMwonzora

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