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off election to go ahead
June 25, 2008
statement by the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this press conference.
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
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