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Parliament Snubs EU Observer Mission

Parliament Snubs EU Observer Mission

The European Union observer mission (EUOM) said Zimbabwe’s Parliament has not responded to its request for a meeting to assess progress on the implementation of electoral reform recommendations.

The EU mission made 23 recommendations after the disputed elections in 2018, for the country to hold free and fair polls.

The recommendations included the alignment of the Electoral Act to the Constitution and respecting the independence of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

On Friday last week, EU election follow-up head of mission Elmar Brok told journalists in Harare that the EUOM had met ZEC, civil society organisations, government ministries, the ruling ZANU PF party and opposition political parties among other organisations.

He, however, said they failed to meet Parliament, to check progress on the implementation of the recommended electoral reforms. Said Brok:

The Electoral Follow up Meeting (EFM) sent a request for meetings to be organised with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate during the visit of the Chief of Mission, but unfortunately, we did not receive any response.

The experts will be there this week and we hope they will be able to meet with representatives of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committees.

Given that many of the recommendations provided for in the 2018 EUOM reports were on legal reforms, the EFM considers it crucial to meet with representatives from Parliament.

However, Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda denied the claims, saying that Parliament had made provisions to meet EUOM. Chokuda said:

Why are they coming to the media when they know where to find Parliament?

They gave dates up to the end of this month and the time has not lapsed. We have made provisions to meet with them.

If they have any problems they should come to Parliament.

The EUOM’s preliminary report says Zimbabwe has failed to implement electoral reforms to guarantee free and fair elections next year.

The EU mission final report is expected in early June.

More: NewsDay

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15 Comments

ndunge 1 month ago

pressure Mount on zanu pf


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

"Yanyangira yaona". European Union Observer Mission went media after realizing that parliament intended to sideline them. Parliament should not play hide and seek with EUOM. If Old People's Home government refuses to implement Electoral Reforms, it may mean that they have something which they are hiding which may be rigging mechanisms. If ZANU PF does not implement reforms, then Zimbabwe will remain in the peripherals of international community.

MBAVHA DZE OLD PEOPLE'S HOME NDIDZO DZIRI KUURAYA NYIKA.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Ukanzwa vanhu veZANU vaakuzhamba zvaita previous commentator asina kupa zita uyu, woziva kuti ZANU yapinda paChimbetu. Vabatwa panyama nhete.

EU rambai makadzvanya

. 1 month ago

Iwe rwara mushe. Makambosheedzwa ikoko here. Plus Zuva kuti tikabirana tabirana mu Africa ivo zvavarwadza papi. Eukrain vanhu vakuuraiwa left right and center. Ndava one paremende dzeikoko.

Hatitodi kana SADAC zvataita as Zimbabwe ndizvozvo. Tozviziva kuti CCC ikabirwa Europe yabirwa. Muchasvotwa henyu.

Joinai POLAD Musatinyaudze nema Bhuritishi enyu.

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Blue 💙 1 month ago

Those European ****s should leave Zimbabwe alone. Takamboenda kwavo here even when Berlisconi campaigned using misinformation just like how Chamisa is doing? Ngavagare ikoko, pamberi ne Zanu PF


STALIN 1 month ago

Zanu pf + It's Propaganda = to pricks lyk blue and mijibha

misavatedzere vakutsvaga attention

vote for CCC


Blue 🔵 1 month ago

You are manipulating me niggar

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Attention inotsvagwa nema rombe. Isu tinongoti pamberi ne Zanu PF

Asalif 1 month ago

🔥🔥🔥🔥☝️☝️☝️@mujibha your partner in crime has regained his 6th sub conscious mind , anenge akarara nenzara for 2 days hupfu hwapera , he only discovered that Zanu pf is not a party to vote for when he went to the store for groceries 😂😂😂


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Sorry @ Mujibha, I am not a youth. I voted once for ZANU and what a mistake, which I still rule to this day. I would no touch ZANU with the end of a barge pole.

I haven't benefitted from CCC, and individual benefit is not what I am after. It is the collective good that I hanker for.

ZANU may win only through nefarious means. But like I always say, bullies never win. Come uppance day will come. You will be chased down the roads you named after yourselves

Mujibha 1 month ago

The white man is being conned. Paying salary for nothing. The sellouts know they will never win over Zanu pf so they misinform their masters giving excuse before every election. My bros @Asalif @ Machiavelli join the winning team. Victory is certain. Musashandiswa nana Chamisa. Come to back and join other youths.

Blue 🔵 1 month ago

I am sorry guys because of this short notice
...

l have renamed VYBZ KARTEL title to blue meaning that
l support Chelsea in blue as well as in yellow
l will also support Chamisa the Change Champion Chief
l also urge you my fellow brethren to vote for CCC
VOTE FOR CHAMGE


Mujibha 1 month ago

You failed one person. What if we give you 10 of us. Wake up you still young join the winning team. Zimbabweans will never sell out even you sabotage. Ahoy vision 2030 . ZANU PF IS AWAYS AHEAD.

Dhuterere 1 month ago

chero ukazviti Alick Macheso pane angabve ateedzera kuhumana kwako here 😀😀😀


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