68% of women believe Zec "to be an agent of cooking electoral results": RAU

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:12:43 GMT
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68% of women believe Zec "to be an agent of cooking electoral results": RAU

A survey conducted by the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has revealed that the majority of women in the country do not trust the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and believe it to be compromised. 68% of the women under 40 years of age told RAU, that they believe Zec to be complicit in cooking up results in favour of Zanu-PF. Part of the report reads:

A whopping 68.3% do not trust Zec to run the 2018 elections. This is not surprising because, although Zec is supposed to be an independent commission, it is considered compromised because of its close relationship with Zanu PF, an interested party in the election and the government to boot.

The management of the 2013 elections also tarnished Zec’s reputation as they were not considered free and fair by many observers, but merely peaceful, and this was in relation to the previous bloody 2008 polls. It is important for Zec to carry out a public relations campaign if it has any hope of raising confidence in its management of the next elections

Interestingly, in this survey, over, 80% said they are going to register to vote because it is their constitutional right to do so, and they want to see a change in government. The majority of the respondents are under the age of 40, so they only know Zanu PF as the ruling party and President Mugabe as the President, and they are curious to experience a different type of leadership

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