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Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will list the political parties who will be contesting the forthcoming common roll elections in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, together with the electoral districts they will each be contesting, and descriptions of the electoral symbols the yare each adopting.

The following parties have registered to contest the common roll elections:

  • 1. National Democratic Union (NDU).
  • 2. National Front of Zimbabwe (NFZ).
  • 3. Patriotic Front (PF).
  • 4. United African National Congress (UANC).
  • 5. United National Federal Party (UNFP).
  • 6. United People's Association of Matabeleland (UPAM).
  • 7. Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).
  • 8. Zimbabwe African National Union—Patriotic Front (ZANU (PF)).
  • 9. Zimbabwe Democratic Party (ZDP).
  • All but numbers 5 and 6 above have registered to contest all electoral districts, (that is, Manicaland; Mashonaland Central, East and West; Matabeleland North and South; Midlands; and Victoria). The UNFP is contesting five electoral districts: Mashonaland Central and East, Matabeleland North and South, and Midlands. The UPAM is contesting Matabeleland North and South.The following are brief descriptions of party symbols:

  • 1. NDU—An outline of Zimbabwe with a black and white hand shaking hands; two maize cobs and the letters "NDU".
  • 2. NFZ—An African farmer with a plough on a square ground with the letters "NFZ".,
  • 3. PF—A figure in camouflage uniform holding a baby and standing between two maize stalks with crossed hoe and axe beneath; the whole within two circles containing the words "Patriotic Front 1980".
  • 4. UANC—A shield with the letters "UANC" and crossed axe and spear superimposed with "Zimbabwe" beneath.
  • 5. UNFP—A shield with a cow's head and 6 stars (5 black, one white) with the letters "UNFP" above.
  • 6. UPAM—A southern cross (4 stars) with the letters "UPAM".
  • 7. ZANU—A black hand holding a flaming torch with "ZANU" and "Mwenje-Isibane" beneath.
  • 8.—ZANU (PF)—A circle containing a crowing cockerel and a rising sun with "ZANU (PF)" beneath.
  • 9. ZDP—Zimbabwe ruins with a lion and the letters "ZDP" beneath.
  • asked the Lord Privy Seal what limit will be applied to the hiring of transport by a political party contesting the common roll elections in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.

    None of the parties contesting the election has suggested this at meetings of the Election Council, and the Election Commissioner has decided that there is no need to impose any such limitation.