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  • Run off election to go ahead
    Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
    June 25, 2008

    Press statement by the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this press conference.

    The Commission wishes to advise stakeholders and the electorate at large that on 24th June 2008 we received a letter from Mr Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC (T), a candidate in the Presidential run off election set for the 27th June 2008.

    In the letter Mr Tsvangirai advises that he has pulled out of the Presidential run off election citing various reasons.

    The Commission sat today 25th June 2008 to deliberate on the content and effect of this letter. It was unanimously agreed that the withdrawal had inter alia been filed well out of time and that for that reason the withdrawal was of no legal force or effect.

    Accordingly the Commission does not recognize the purported withdrawal. We are therefore proceeding with the Presidential run off election this Friday as planned. The ballot papers have been printed and dispatched.

    We are advising Mr Tsvangirai accordingly.

    Thank you.

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