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on postponement of presidential elections
December 20, 2006
Campaign notes with great dismay and anguish the announcement by
the ruling Zanu PF Party of Zimbabwe of an intention to postpone
the 2008 Presidential election to 2010 in order to facilitate the
joint holding of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in the
same year. Such a move by the ruling Zanu PF is undemocratic and
takes away the constitutional right of all Zimbabwean citizens to
elect leaders of their choice at regular intervals as established
in the current constitution of Zimbabwe.
Campaign calls for the holding of elections in 2008 as per the schedule
of the current constitution of Zimbabwe but within the framework
of a new people driven and defined constitution that will allow
for the holding of fee, fair and democratic governance.
We call upon
all citizens of Zimbabwe and like minded national, regional as well
as international organizations to reject the current maneuvers of
the ruling Zanu PF Party and the Government of Zimbabwe to further
abrogate the right to vote of all Zimbabwean citizens through a
vain-glorious attempt to manage its succession politics using state
institutions such as parliament to effect undemocratic constitutional
Campaign will do all that is permissible in a democratic society
to challenge the ruling Zanu PF party's intentions to refuse the
people of Zimbabwe the right to select leaders of their own choice
under a democratic constitution dispensation. We will campaign for
both the holding of elections in 2008 and the overhauling of Zimbabwe's
current constitution in order that it be replaced by a democratic,
people driven and defined constitutional framework.
Campaign general council members are:
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