Monday, December 6, 2010

First certify pre-poll conditions …. ZESN tells SADC

Saturday, 04 December 2010 13:41

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s largest independent election monitoring group says the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other organisations should deploy advance teams to certify if the present political conditions in the country are conducive for the holding of free and fair polls next year. The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) said advance monitoringteams should be deployed “now to assess the political environment” and should remain in the country at least a month after the polls toensure there are no post-election skirmishes as happened two years ago.The polls should only go ahead after the advance parties have certified the climate conducive for the unfettered participation of all stakeholders.
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