SECRETARY-GENERAL, CLOSELY FOLLOWING EVOLVING SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE, SAYS INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS NEEDED FOR FUTURE STAGES OF ELECTORAL PROCESS

7 May 2008
SG/SM/11553-AFR/1693

SECRETARY-GENERAL, CLOSELY FOLLOWING EVOLVING SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE, SAYS INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS NEEDED FOR FUTURE STAGES OF ELECTORAL PROCESS

7 May 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11553
AFR/1693
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL, CLOSELY FOLLOWING EVOLVING SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE, SAYS


INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS NEEDED FOR FUTURE STAGES OF ELECTORAL PROCESS


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is closely following the evolving situation in Zimbabwe, and has remained in contact with leaders in the region.  He continues to be concerned by reports of politically motivated violence and intimidation in the country as the current impasse continues.  He reiterates his strong belief that future stages of the electoral process must be conducted in a peaceful, credible and transparent manner in the presence of international observers.


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