President Mnangagwa has invited international countries interested in observing this year’s harmonised elections, the dates of which will be announced soon.
President Mnangagwa, the Head of State and Government, told a High-Level Debt Resolution Forum on Zimbabwe Arrears Clearance and Debt Resolution Process, which began yesterday in Harare, that his government has done everything possible to ensure the election is free and fair.
The President has advocated for nonviolence and called on Zimbabweans of all political persuasions to commit to peace at every opportunity.
According to The Herald, his administration is dedicated to establishing peace, he said yesterday in a speech to diplomats, the majority of whom were from Western countries.
“As you are aware, Zimbabwe will be holding the 2023 Harmonised General Elections. I want to assure you all that my Government has put in place the requisite mechanisms to guarantee peaceful, free, fair, and credible elections. International observers are welcome and will be invited through the relevant channels at the appropriate time in accordance with our laws,” President Mnangagwa said.
One of the benchmarks for debt clearance is good governance and political reform and the Second Republic has made progress in enhancing and entrenching the rule of law.
“My Government stands committed to consolidating Constitutionalism, the rule of law, good governance, and protecting Constitutionally enshrined rights and freedoms,” said the President.
Before the dawn of the Second Republic, Western nations that imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe were often barred from observing the country’s polls but that has since changed as Zimbabwe engages and re-engages.
Under the Governance Pillar, the Second Republic has been unwavering in its adherence to Constitutionalism, the rule of law, and the tenets of good governance and democracy.
Laws are being applied consistently, without fear or favour and the elections will be held consistent with the Constitution and electoral laws.
In addition, human rights concerns are being addressed in line with the country’s laws and international conventions. Herald