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Title   Report on the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary election: assessed using the SADC Principles and Guidelines governing Democratic Elections
Author Zimbabwe Observer Mission
Edition PDF
Published Pretoria: ZOM
Year 2005-04-08
Pages 13
Abstract Based on the present evidence and analysis of the SADC guidelines, the coalition cannot pronounce the elections as being free and fair without qualification. We particularly regard as morally questionable the pronouncement by the South African Observer Mission that primarily due to the peaceful climate that prevailed during the elections, the elections are necessarily free and fair. As to the credibility and legitimacy of the outcomes, the coalition believes that this judgment must and will be made by the people of Zimbabwe, their courts and their political parties.
The coalition issuing this report comprises the South African Council of Churches, the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, SANGOCO, Idasa, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
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