This report gives an overview of the political environment in which the parliamentary elections proceeded on 31 March 2005. The Administration of Elections are being discussed. Further key issues being examined includes : Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Delimitation Commission, Electoral Supervisory Commission, Constitutional &Legal Framework, Statutory Instruments, the Pre-Election Political Setting, Review of Previous Elections, Primary Elections in the MDC, Primary Elections in ZANU PF, Human Rights Issues, Financing of Political Parties and Voter Education.