MAIN opposition the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is set to begin its candidate selection process for the 2023 general elections next week on Monday.
The recently formed CCC party is not going to hold primary elections but instead let community members nominate candidates they prefer representing them.
There is an independent candidate’s selection panel that has been set up to control the selection process.
Nominees will have a choice to either accept or decline the nomination.
CCC’s elections officer Ian Makoni on Thursday told journalists that the process will be complete in two weeks.
“The nomination process shall commence on April 5 and we will be present and undertaking this process in all the wards nationally.
“Community members who have signed into our citizen’s membership database shall be consulted to nominate their preferred representative for each category in their respective communities.
“In the event that more than one nominee emerges from the nomination process for any electable position, there is a process of consultation within the community which will be a second round of interface with communities with a view to arriving at a single candidate per elected position,” Makoni said.
To avoid infiltration the nominated candidates will go through strict vetting.
“All nominated individuals will undergo our own internal vetting process to ascertain their suitability.
“We would not want to be given candidates by our own opponents. After the vetting and validation of all nominated candidates a full list of successful candidates will then be announced and further validation undertaken before confirmation of the full list,” Makoni said.
Zimbabwe is set to hold its general elections in July or August this year and the ruling party Zanu PF held its primary polls last weekend.