MDC re-ignites poll reforms debate

 MDC re-ignites poll reforms debate
Published: 25 August 2019 (87 Views)
MDC has reignited demands for electoral reforms after Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya raised the motion in Parliament.

Chikwinya said elections in Zimbabwe have been highly contested since the 1990s, hence divisive and a source of polarisation and conflict in the country. "We are determined to provide a permanent solution to the challenge and disease of electoral authoritarianism and heavily contested elections.  

"Now, therefore, resolve that the Joint Parliamentary Legal Committee and Portfolio Committee on Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Conduct a review of the existing electoral laws in Zimbabwe and recommend electoral legislative reform aimed at creating an environment for holding free, fair, just and credible elections."

Last year before elections thousands of opposition supporters - mainly drawn from the MDC Alliance - marched in Harare to press for a raft of reforms, which include a change of personnel at Zimbabwe Election Commission, as well as transparency in the printing and distribution of ballot papers.


- dailynews

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