United States Senator, Chris Coons, has said that despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s positive promises he has taken no concrete steps to ensure free and fair elections. Coons said that Mnangagwa needed to do the right thing by following up on his promises especially considering the amount of time left. Speaking to CGNTV News, Senator Coons said,
But frankly, after what was a very encouraging initial meeting several weeks ago, we have seen no concrete steps in response, the amount of time left before the elections is shrinking, so the importance of taking prompt concrete steps, as to demonstrate the President’s commitment to democracy is becoming more and more important…..but no steps have been taken yet at least not that I am aware of, they has been some encouraging initial meetings with opposition parties, but no concrete steps, so whether you look at EU standards, AU standards, Sadc standards, there are standards for free and fair elections that don’t vary significantly, I urge President Mnangagwa to do the right thing.
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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa