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February 01, 2005
Any comment on the scheduling of elections in Zimbabwe for March
31st? Do we believe it will be free and fair?
We wish to see free and fair parliamentary elections in
Zimbabwe on March 31 that reflect the will of the people. Zimbabwe
needs a legitimate parliament that can grapple with the economic
and governance crises that have caused millions of Zimbabweans to
flee the country.
We have serious
concerns about the election environment in Zimbabwe. We urge the
Government and all parties to observe the letter and spirit of the
election guidelines unanimously adopted by the Southern African
the media should be lifted, all parties should be free to campaign
and mobilize their supporters, there must be an end to political
violence, election institutions must be scrupulously impartial,
and credible international observers should be invited to monitor
election only will serve to exacerbate Zimbabwe's divisions, prolong
its economic and governance crises, and create even greater hardships
for its southern Africa neighbors.
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