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statement on the 2013 harmonised elections
Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
July 29, 2013
goes for polls on Wednesday 31 July 2013, the National Constitutional
Assembly (NCA) takes this opportunity to encourage all eligible
voters to exercise their democratic right and vote for their preferred
We bear in mind
that this right to vote, was necessitated by the thousands of our
brave sons and daughters who fought in the liberation struggle.
It was a fight for One Man One Vote.
elections bring to an end the Coalition
Government made up of the three main political parties, and
incepted in February 2009. We do take note of the strides made by
all the parties to create minimum conditions for the holding of
We take note
of the new constitution, authored by the three political parties,
which we in the NCA campaigned for its rejection, the re-constitution
of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) supported by all parties
and the amendments of the Electoral
Act by cabinet (which is made up of all political parties) and
promulgated into law through the Executive
As the NCA we
are however, disappointed by recent statements by some of the participating
parties who are citing vote rigging by ZEC, a commission they set-up
as the inclusive government.
The peace that
is prevailing during the run up to these elections must be commended
and we do hope that it will prevail in the post-election period.
The assessment we have done so far indicate the conditions these
elections are being held under are conducive for an election and
do hope that the will of the people will be respected when the results
all participants to this election to accept the will of the people
by accepting the election results.
We also encourage
those with genuine queries with regards to the election results
to approach the electoral court. This is well elaborated by the
electoral laws of this country.
The NCA will
observe elections under ZESN.
We have deployed elections observers who will give the organization
a clear indication of what will be happening in different areas.
As NCA we will continue to be neutral in our quest to promote a
Zimbabwe that is just and democratic.
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