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Ballot update - Issue number 15 - September 2010
Election Support Network
October 12, 2010
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The month under review saw elections remain high
on the political agenda as evidence by various media reports on
Zimbabwe's readiness for elections and the subsequent instruction
by President Mugabe to "budget for elections in 2011".
In addition, COPAC concluded the Constitutional Reform Outreach
process in most parts of the country except for Harare. Harare witnessed
open violence, which was downplayed in most parts of the country
during the three months. Meetings in Harare were suspended and this
update provides an analysis of events that transpired during the
month of September and their implications on Zimbabwe's electoral
processes, democracy and governance.
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network remains dedicated
to the promotion of democratic elections in Zimbabwe. In line with
this objective, ZESN continue to analyse the political environment
and the 45 rural constituencies that have been systematically selected.
The constituencies were especially selected owing to a number of
reasons including those where by-elections are long overdue, areas
that experienced inordinately high levels of political violence
in the 2008 elections as well as constituencies in which candidates
succeeded by notably small margins. This update is informed by observations
from the chosen constituencies and broadly captures national political
developments in September 2010.
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