Zimbabwe’s run-off election set for June 27

ZIM RUN-OFF

In an interview with Channel Africa, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe's
Electoral Commission (ZEC), Judge George Chiweshe, says the run-off election
will now be held on June 27.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the leader

since independence in 1980, and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)

leader Morgan Tsvangirai, are due to square off again after neither achieved

over 50% of the vote needed for outright victory in the elections at the end

of March. Earlier this week the ZEC said the run-off could be delayed until

the end of July. Meanwhile the Pan African Parliament (PAP) is ready to send

another mission to Zimbabwe to observe the presidential run-off election

there. This was announced by PAP President, Gertrude Mongella, at the

closing session of the parliament’s sitting at Midrand today. Mongella says

the PAP bureau is trying to mobilise funds to send observer missions to

seven forthcoming elections in Africa.

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