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Title   SADC Principles and Guidelines governing Democratic Elections analysis: a bird's eye view
Author Tsunga, Arnold
Edition PDF
Published Johannesburg: Mauritius Principles Observatory
Year 2005-03-17
Pages 9
Abstract The SADC principles and guidelines are laudable as they contain what would be ideal to achieve free and fair elections. The main problem is not with the statement of the standards but with the how to ensure that these values and ideals are realised on the ground by the African people within the SADC who have been yearning for so long for real and effective participation in the civic affairs of their countries without fear of harm to their limbs.
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Country Southern Africa , Zimbabwe
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Freedom of expression
  • Human rights
  • Political parties
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