UN condemns violence

Security Council condemns violent campaign against
political opposition in Zimbabwe
 - United Nations

To run, or not to run

“The Security Council cannot micromanage elections in any country,” Boniface Chidyausiku, Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the UN, told reporters after the statement was adopted in New York. “We take note of their concerns, but as far as we are concerned, the constitution says the election is to be held on June 27 and it will be.”

But meanwhile . . .

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre suggests that two independent legal opinions commissioned by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) support a conclusion that delay and the absence of a lawful run-off means the candidate who obtained the greatest number of votes in the election of 29 March 2008 has been duly elected as President and must be declared as such. Read more

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