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  • Feya Feya - 11 principles we abide by
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    July 01, 2013

    1. That all members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) don’t show favoritism whenever they are carrying out any of their duties.

    2. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the government allow all political parties and all citizens to have a fair and equal chance to be covered in the public media; meanwhile they must protect journalists so they can work freely and without fear as stated in Section 61 of our Constitution.

    3. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission uses all its powers and authority to permit every observer, whether local or regional or international, to operate freely and without fear of being excluded, threatened or arrested.

    4. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission always transmits and tallies the votes in any election in a transparent and timely fashion and make certain that they announce election results within 5 days of the polls as required in the amended Electoral Act and in our Constitution, within 5 days of the polls.

    5. That everyone is free to decide whom they prefer to vote for without fear of being harmed or threatened and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission must protect the voter by ensuring that they can vote in secrecy.

    6. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission acts with honesty and integrity in counting every vote to ensure that everyone’s vote counts so that the outcome is a fair one reflecting the true wishes of the people and that the results can be irreversible.

    7. That members of the police, army and other security services don’t show favoritism whenever they are carrying out any of their duties so that no one feels afraid of fully participating in elections especially women, youths, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

    8. That the Police and prosecuting authorities allow civil society organizations and citizens groups to do their lawful work without any hindrance or harassment and that the police do not allow themselves to be manipulated into arresting innocent people to serve political interests.

    9. That Electoral Stakeholders such as Political Parties, ZEC, Government Institutions, the Media and the Judiciary, use their words and deeds to create a conducive environment for the holding of free and fair elections, to live up to the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.

    10. That all contesting political parties and stakeholders in the elections should make sure that all eligible and willing citizens of the Republic of Zimbabwe, are allowed the opportunity to enjoy full and equal participation in the elections without being restricted or denied.

    11. That international actors and solidarity partners do not encourage our country to make compromises that promote a lower standard which is outside the agreements of our regional blocs as expressed through the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections and The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

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