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Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf
of the EU on the elections in Zimbabwe
August 03, 2013
Union takes note of the announced results of elections in Zimbabwe
and the assessments of the Southern African Development Community
and the African Union. It would like to thank both organisations
for the positive role they played in the run-up to the elections
and throughout the electoral process. The EU congratulates the people
of Zimbabwe for a
peaceful vote and for turning out in high numbers. It welcomes
the generally peaceful and orderly manner in which the elections
The EU is concerned
about alleged irregularities and reports of incomplete participation,
as well as the identified weaknesses in the electoral process and
a lack of transparency. The EU will continue to follow developments
and work closely with its international partners in the weeks to
come. The EU encourages all parties to maintain calm and order.
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