Zimbabwe: Elections

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 21 July 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Hoey Baroness Hoey Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the election in Zimbabwe in August will be free and fair.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As the Minister for Development and Africa said to President Mnangagwa during their meeting on 5 May, it is important that the people of Zimbabwe can choose their government through peaceful and credible elections. Independent observation by international and domestic missions, including Southern African Development Community (SADC), the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU), will play an important role in assessing electoral conduct against regional and international standards. The UK welcomes Zimbabwe's announcement that invitations have been sent to observer missions.

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