The High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini met Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Busi Moyo in Brussels, Belgium.
Mogherini announced that the European Union (EU) would deploy an EU Electoral Observation Mission for the upcoming harmonised elections. She underlined the importance of having a legal framework conducive to freedom of expression, freedom of the media and freedom of assembly in place in time for the forthcoming elections.
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The announcement comes after the EU sent a nine member election exploratory team led by the bloc’s Head of Democracy and Support Unit, Mr Patrick Costello for pre-election assessment ahead of the harmonised elections this year. The team met with various stakeholders, including opposition parties and civic society.
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