WASHINGTON DC -- The United States said Tuesday it is concerned that even if Zimbabwe manages to deliver a credible election, a smooth transition to a new dispensation may not be possible. Zimbabwe is poised for general elections anytime this year, whose scheduling has become a subject of bitter contestation between President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party and its Movement for Democratic ...
WASHINGTON DC -- Mbizo lawmaker Settlement Chikwinya of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Prime Minister Tsvangirai Tuesday has written to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) seeking an extension of the on-going mobile voter registration exercise by two days so officers can mop up hundreds of people who have failed to register. Chikwinya told VOA Studio 7 he was forced to ...
Zimbabwe's constitutional court had ruled the polls must take place by 31 July 2013, but the regional block SADC said at the weekend Zimbabwe should ask for the deadline to be postponed. DW spoke to Anne Chikwanha, a senior researcher at the South African Institute for International ...
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JOHANNESBURG - Regional leaders have requested that Zimbabwe's government delay upcoming elections to give the troubled nation time to make sure the vote is free and fair. President Robert Mugabe set elections for July 31, saying he was complying with a ruling of the Constitutional Court. The request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) supports the argument of Prime ...
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JOHANNESBURG Regional leaders have requested that Zimbabwe's government delay upcoming elections to give the troubled nation time to make sure the vote is free and fair.
President Robert Mugabe set elections for July 31, saying he was complying with a ruling of the Constitutional Court. The request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) supports the argument of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who says more time is needed for democratic reforms to be implemented under the country's new constitution.
The 15-member Southern African Development Community said it has asked Zimbabwe's government to ask the Constitutional Court to extend the poll date beyond July 31. SADC did not specify a new election date, and there has been no clear date from Zimbabwean officials.
"What summit recommended was in recognizing that there was a need to give more time," said SADC Secretary-General Tomaz Salomao, speaking at Saturday's summit in Mozambique's capital. "It was agreed that there is a need that the government of Zimbabwe engage the constitutional court to request for more time beyond the deadline of 31st of July.rdquo;
But it remains to be seen whether President Mugabe, who is well-known for his trenchant opposition to being told what to do, will heed the request. ...
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