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Concerns over proposed reforms
Election Support Network
October 07, 2011
update gives the highlights of the community workshops that were
conducted by ZESN in Glen Norah and Kambuzuma in Harare Province.
The workshops again sought to highlight the importance of citizen
participation in elections, to debate on the Electoral
Amendment Bill (2011) and issues of citizen participation.
B community hall, Ward 27
Section 2 community Hall Ward 14
expressed concern over the Polling Station based voters'
roll given the volatile environment that normally prevails during
- On Media
coverage, in Kambuzuma participants highlighted that reforms on
media coverage of all political parties during election time must
be put in place and ZEC be given its full mandate to monitor the
media during election time.
urged the authorities to seriously consider the issue of Diaspora
Vote and emulate other countries like Mozambique, Namibia and
South Africa, with one participant saying, "We have seen
queues along Herbet Chitepo Avenue at the Mozambican Embassy and
learnt that Mozambicans cast their ballots at their embassies.
Why can't the government of Zimbabwe do the same for its
citizens resident abroad?"
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