I - The draft Constitution which was submitted to a referendum on 12 and 13 February 2000 provided for the restoration of a second parliamentary assembly to be called the Senate, consisting of 60 senators (of at least 40 years of age) and including :
§ 5 senators elected by proportional representation in each of the 10 provinces ;
§ 10 senators elected among the traditional chiefs.
This draft Constitution was rejected by 55 % of the votes.
II - During the 81st meeting of the political bureau of ZANU-PF in June 2005, President Mugabe presented a draft for constitutional revision in order to re-establish the bicameral system.
This constitutional amendment was adopted by Parliament on 30 August 2005, then promulgated and published on 14 September 2005. The first elections for the re-established Senate were held on 26 November 2005.
I - COMPOSITION
- 50 directly elected members (5 each from the country's 10 provinces);
- the President and Deputy President of Council of Chiefs;
- 8 traditional chiefs;
- 6 members appointed by the President.
II - ELECTORAL SYSTEM
- Voting system: one-round simple majority vote.
Age of eligibility: 40 years old.
- Compatibility of the senatorial term of office with positions such as minister or vice-minister.
 The Senate was suppressed in 1990.