Saturday, January 12, 2008

Zimbabwe: MDC Lines Up 300 Rallies

From All Africa/Zim Independent:

THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led faction of the MDC will this weekend embark on a number of rallies dubbed the New Zimbabwe Campaign in a bid to force government to introduce a new constitution and guarantee free and fair harmonised elections this year.

Nelson Chamisa, the party's spokesperson, said the MDC had lined up 300 rallies in the rural areas this month to press, among other things, for the implementation of "agreements" signed between the MDC and Zanu PF at the Sadc-mediated talks.

Chamisa said the MDC would push for the reconstitution of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to undertake a transparent and all-inclusive voter registration and delimitation exercise....

The party would also demand that all Zimbabweans in the diaspora should vote.

"In the event that a new, credible voters roll cannot be put in place ahead of the poll, the MDC wants every eligible Zimbabwean to be allowed to cast their vote upon producing their national identity card as happened in the 1980 elections," Chamisa said.

He said the MDC is demanding free and fair elections that represent the legitimate will of the people of Zimbabwe on who should govern them. ...

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