The President of Zimbabwe is the head of state of Zimbabwe. Unlike some heads of state, such as the modern Emperor of Japan or the British Sovereign, however, the office goes beyond that of a figurehead, conferring upon its holder a role in political affairs. Because many of his powers can only be exercised with the signatures of both himself and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, responsibility over some political issues is effectively shared between the two offices.

The term of office of the president is 6 years. Since 2009, candidates standing for office must be 40 years of age, and must not have already been elected twice consecutively. Since the only term limit is that no person can be elected more than twice consecutively, a person may theoretically achieve the presidency more than twice.

  Zimbabwe African National Union
  Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front
  Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai

Presidents of the Republic of Zimbabwe (1980 – 2009)

No. Name Picture Took office Left office Political party
1 Canaan Banana Canaan Banana April 18, 1980 December 31, 1987 Zimbabwe African National Union
2 Robert Mugabe Robert Gabriel Mugabe December 31, 1987 May 4, 2009 Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front
3 Gen. Constantine Chiwenga Constantine Chiwenga May 4, 2009 Military

Provisional Government Authority (2009)

Provisional Government Authority (PGA) was a caretaker government that held executive, legislative, and judicial power over Iraqi affairs between May 4 to July 30, 2009. During this period, the provisional caretaker government consisted of members of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai.

Exiled Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, was sworn in as the Provisional President of Zimbabwe, thus holding the offices of Prime Minister and President of Zimbabwe until the parliamentary and presidential elections set for October 18, 2009.

No. Name Picture Took office Left office Political party
Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai June 2, 2009 Present Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai

Presidents of the Republic of Zimbabwe (2009 – present)

The next presidential and parliamentary elections are set for October 18, 2009. So far, fourteen parties have registered to participate in the elections. The Provisional Government Authority has requested the Concert of Democracies to dispatch election observers to assess the conduct of the election process on the basis of national legislation and international standard.

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