The main parties participating are:
- The Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front. ZANU-PF forms the current government and is led by the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe. Both it and the opposition party expect ZANU-PF to end up with the majority of seats in parliament.
- The main opposition party is the Movement for Democratic Change, led by Morgan Tsvangirai
- Zimbabwe African National Union - Ndonga - spokesperson Reketai Semwayo
- Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party
- Zimbabwe Youth in Alliance
Zanu-PF is using claimed interference of Tony Blair, the British prime minister, and United States president George W. Bush in Zimbabwean politics, as an election issue. ZANU-PF is also stressing the benefits obtained through its policy of land reform.
The MDC sees the main issues as being jobs, food, peace, affordable AIDS drugs and honest, competent emphatic leadership. Their rallying cry is Change!, and their symbol is an open hand.
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