Free and Fair? Rhodesians Reflect on the Elections of 1979 and 1980

  title={Free and Fair? Rhodesians Reflect on the Elections of 1979 and 1980},
  author={Nicholas L. Waddy},
  journal={African Historical Review},
  pages={68 - 90}
ABSTRACT The elections of April 1979 and February 1980 were the first in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe's history to permit universal adult suffrage, allowing for black majority rule. In the first election, Bishop Abel Muzorewa's United African National Council (UANC) won an overwhelming victory, while in the second, British-supervised election, Muzorewa's party was soundly defeated and Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) won over 60% of the vote. By interviewing… 


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