CALL TO EXPEDITIOUSLY APPOINT NEW ZEC CHAIRPERSON KEY TO SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTORAL PROCESSES – ZESN

12 December 2017 – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) notes the resignation of Justice Rita Makarau as Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The resignation of Justice Makarau comes at a critical time in Zimbabwe’s electoral cycle with key electoral processes such as the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz underway. ZESN calls upon the government to expedite the appointment of the new ZEC chairperson in line with Section 238 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, to ensure that there is ample time to acclimatize to the new position and oversee key electoral processes before the next elections..read more

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