The Elders delegation which concluded its visit to Zimbabwe Zimbabwe urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to work on building the electorate’s confidence ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections. The delegation which comprised of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Lakhdar Brahimi, former Foreign Minister of Algeria and UN diplomat, said in a media statement,
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They stressed that all stakeholders have a responsibility to ensure the election process is free, fair, transparent and credible, and to respect the integrity of the ZEC.
They were pleased to see signs of progress from the most recent meeting of the Multi-Party Liaison Committee (MPLC) regarding ballot papers, the voters’ roll and the organisation of polling booths, and hope ZEC will be able to confirm these developments at the next MPLC meeting, and take any other measures necessary to build confidence before polling day.
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