n African Security Review - The MDC's electoral boycott : Zimbabwe : commentary

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Zimbabwe's largest opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), announced on 25 August 2004 that it would not contest the parliamentary elections scheduled for March 2005. The MDC said it believed that the political environment in which elections would be held would be inimical to a free and fair poll, and added that it would reconsider its decision only after a comprehensive reform of the political system. The party cited legislation such as the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA)-both of which circumscribe civil liberties and freedom ..

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