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Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
Statement on Zimbabwean elections
Baird Foreign Affairs Minister, Canada
August 03, 2013
Foreign Affairs Minister
John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the recent
elections in Zimbabwe:
“Canada takes note
of the announced results. However, Canada has serious concerns about
the reported irregularities and lack of transparency in the democratic
process, which call into question whether the results can credibly
represent the will of the people.
does congratulate the people of Zimbabwe for participating
peacefully in the first elections under their new constitution.
“It is our hope
that the irregularities will be investigated and that new transparency
mechanisms will be implemented to ensure the credibility of the
“We continue to
have profound concerns about the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
Canada will continue to work with the people of Zimbabwe to foster
a more peaceful, democratic and prosperous future for all, one that
respects the fundamental human rights of the Zimbabwean people.”
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