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EU Presidency statement on Zimbabwe

Following the situation in Zimbabwe closely, the Presidency of the European Union took note of the decision by Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the second round of the presidential elections. The Presidency deeply deplores the circumstances that led to this decision.

For the resolution of the current crisis as well as for the future of Zimbabwe it is of crucial importance that Zimbabweans have the possibility to exercise their fundamental democratic right to vote and freely express their political will. The Presidency reiterates deep concern about the systematic campaign of state-sponsored violence and intimidation that has been spiralling throughout the whole electoral process and undermined the credibility of this process.

The Presidency underlines its concern about the possible effects of the Zimbabwe crisis on the stability of the region and calls on African countries and organizations, especially African Union and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to engage with new determination in order to help resolving the current crisis.


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Date: 27.06.2008