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EU Concerned Over Zimbabwe’s "Failure" To Effect Key Electoral Reforms Ahead Of 2023 Elections

EU Concerned Over Zimbabwe’s

A European Union (EU) follow-up mission has expressed concern over Zimbabwe’s continued “failure” to effect key electoral reforms ahead of the 2023 elections, raising fears that post-election violence could recur after the harmonised elections.

The head of the delegation, Elmar Brok, told journalists at a press conference in Harare that authorities’ delay in implementing electoral reforms was a cause of concern.

There are fears that the violence witnessed after the 2018 elections when the military shot dead protesting opposition MDC Alliance activists and some civilians going about their businesses in Harare might be repeated and elections would lose credibility. NewZimbabwe.com quotes Brok as saying:

If the authorities and the legislators do not address recurring problems related to voter registration, constituency delimitation, level playing field in the campaign, partisan behaviour of traditional leaders and public administration, freedoms of expression, assembly and of the media, they will undermine progress towards achieving an environment conducive to a greater level public trust in the electoral process and peaceful elections.

We are concerned that if the Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Amendment Bill is adopted, it will severely impact the freedom of association and restrict legitimate activities of civil society organisations.

We urge authorities and the legislature to reconsider, keeping in mind Zimbabwe’s international commitment.

Brok also expressed concern over alleged plans to amend the Criminal law saying that might endangers the freedom of expression.

Brok added that although some legal reforms had taken place, progress on the implementation of the EU Election Observation Mission EU (EOM) recommendations has been limited.

The EU encouraged political parties and civil society to engage in good faith and deliberate to amend the electoral legislation in advance of the 2023 elections.

Meanwhile, some opposition political parties and political analysts want the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) disbanded saying it cannot conduct a credible election. 

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32 Comments

Stallion 1 month ago

kugadzirisa kana kusagadzirisa what know is Mwari vane nguva yavo CCC isina 2 months yavepo yakakwapaidza vangu vene 42 years varipo inguva yaMwari iyi ihondo yaMwari if you believe kuti vachatonga kusvika vafa hausati waziva mabasa edenga Minana yaMwari waAbraham Minana yeshumba Dhavhita


stallion 1 month ago

I am confused nemunhu anotsigira zanu kuti anenge akakwana kana kuti dzakatamba nepwere unless if you are a beneficiary well you should buck for your day's meal


tongwai 1 month ago

inonzi democracy bamnini...unofamba newaunoda usina chikonzero chekutsanangurira vanhu kuti nei uchida iyeye nekuti hazvinei navo

Not Blue 1 month ago

Sad to find Blue on every post defending the regime, this free App is all we can afford. Go with your views to Twitter I want to see something 😂😂


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you 1 month ago

inini i dont support zanu this guys have failed nomater what they will always fail coz their greedy and undisciplined bt those white guys they are not the angels u deem most of them are the devils cousins they sponsor terrorism uprising violence in most countries dont get me wrong we need change in this country definately bt sometimes sleeping with the devil is not change so EU my foot


Machiavelli 1 month ago

If the playing field is level, ZANU is guaranteed of losing. It won't be able to intimidate people into voting for them. It won't be able to deploy army to assist it in campaigning for it, deploy ZRP to de-campaign the opposition, deploy ZEC to rig elections, deploy government resources to benefit ZANU alone, deploy ZBC to provide biased coverage.

It's not surprising therefore that ZANU is not in a hurry to reform electoral processes


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

We will not reform until you lift those illegal sanctions nxaaa 👏👏👏😂😂😂😈😈😈


Ed 1 month ago

Zanu 5vyrs dzapera ichingoti I chaita ma reform.. But I kudyiwa zvakadaro


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

ZANU hapana mareforms ainoita iyi.
Vote CCC for change, ikasahwinha toita zvegore riye zvakapetwa kaviri


Tboy 1 month ago

@King Fiend you r right my friend, tovadashura size inobhadhara vakada kuita zvechi hwai hwaii


Turoo 1 month ago

@Tboy amai vako vanotukika futi, dai wanyarara😂

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Any nonsense, our army is on standby to deal decisively with rogue citizens. We are a peace loving nation that doesn't tolerate indiscipline. 😈😈😈


bid 1 month ago

army ipikowo wana fiend twanzwa nemusombo utwo

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Turoo your mother is my concubine and she's good at performing acrobatic styles in bed.. take a look her figure son, I'm the one who's hitting her punani hard and unfortunately you are my son Turoo

Turoo 1 month ago

Mhater yamai vako

Dhuterere 1 month ago

they can leave you alone they have nothing to lose imi ndimi munosvuuka nenhamo Pindula yakugadzirirai this platform because vakaona kuti you can't even interact on other platforms due to poverty 😅😅😅😅


tongwai 1 month ago

unoita seukuzvisiya ..made clear by your use of muno and yakaku...when u use the same platform

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Old People's Home government is not reforming Electoral laws because it is aware and afraid of their demise in 2023 at the Harmonised Elections.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

This is Africa not Europe and we don't even wanna hear their opinion on how we run our things!!! These racists should leave us alone!!! They stole our forefathers land what more do they want from us!!!


Blue 🔵 1 month ago

Nhai hako iwee. They ruin entire countries Lybia, Iraqi but they snoop in our business. They should mind their own business.

Rundofa 1 month ago

**** mbwaa ka fiend....**** rako..

...CCC...


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Get away lowlife, even when CCC wins you will continue being a bhorangoma. You are poor today and will be poor even under Chamisa rule. 🐵 monkey!

Rundofa 1 month ago

**** mbwaa ka fiend....**** rako..

...CCC...


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

They must simply focus on abuse on Human Rights in Israel and South Africa. Zimbabwe is good so far.


stallion 1 month ago

muroyi anofamba masikati next year like it or not pack your bags and go change is coming from the people not minority cronies

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

If we address tribalism then we will speak with one voice, Makaveli the Don😂😂😂😈😈😈

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Sure @King of Fiends, the 5 people shot by the army in 2018 don't matter. The 19 killed in January 2019 deserved to be killed for complaining about increases in fuel prices. And Mboneni last year ihuku isina basa.

Palestinians are more important than Zimbos

STALIN 1 month ago

Wedzerai ma sanctions


Comrade 1 month ago

Beware, the PVO bill will lock you up @Chikurubhi

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Hausikutonyara nezvawataura here @Stalin, unofunga kuti chikafu chichashota mumba maMnangagwa nenyaya yemasanctions. Iwe ndiwe unotokuvara.

factos 1 month ago

EU you are wasting your time telling stones for you can not remove blood out of them



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