UN Secretary General demands transparency in Zimbabwe elections


Reading time 1 min.
UN Secretary General demands transparency in Zimbabwe elections

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday stressed the need for “the utmost transparency” during the counting and tabulation of votes from last weekend’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Ban said he had been closely follo wing the situation in the southern African nation, where the results of the presidential election were still yet to be announced. In the parliamentary vote, the ruling and opposition parties are running neck-and-neck. “As the counting and tabulation of votes continue, he calls for continued calm and he urges the utmost transparency be exercised so that the people of Zimbabwe can have full confidence in the process,” the statement said, according to a press release from the UN Information Centre in Accra. In the presidential poll, the incumbent Robert Mugabe is facing Morgan Tsvangira i and Simba Makoni. If no candidate wins more than 50 per cent of the total vote, there will be a run-off between the top two candidates. Panapress.

International  International news in general
Support Follow Afrik-News on Google News