Factsheet: Female candidates per province

Only 11 percent of the nominated candidates running for Parliamentary seats this year are women. 

There is a total of 637 candidates contesting for the 210 National Assembly seats, with only 70 being women. 

This is a decrease from 14.4 percent that contested in the previous election in 2018.  

Bulawayo has the highest number of female candidates. With a total of 12 constituencies, a total of 16 female candidates are contesting.  

Mashonaland Central has the least number. With a total of 18 constituencies, there is only one female candidate.  

Below is a table which shows the number of women contesting per province as compiled by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC): 

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