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European Union Election Observation MissionZimbabwe 2018
The European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission to Zimbabwe to observe the harmonised elections, scheduled for 30 July 2018.
"These elections are a critical test of Zimbabwe’s reform process. Given the context of past elections, great efforts need to be made to ensure public and political confidence in the 2018 polls,” stated Elmar Brok, Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission, in a press conference in Harare on Friday. Mr. Brok added: “Necessary efforts include transparency and inclusivity, confidence in the integrity of the voter roll, emphasis on secrecy of the vote and the peaceful conduct of the polls.”
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Republic of Zimbabwe deployed today 44 long-term observers throughout the country. This is the second contingent, following the core team, which has arrived in Harare on 6 June.
Following an invitation by the Zimbabwean authorities, the European Union has
deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Zimbabwe to observe the
harmonised elections, scheduled for 30 July 2018. This is a further demonstration of the
European Union's long-term commitment to support credible, transparent and inclusive
EUEOM Chief Observer Elmar Brok presents in a press conference the preliminary statement on the 2018 harmonised elections held on 30 July.