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01HARARE3383 2001-11-14 07:31:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Harare
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PRIVATE WEEKLY CRITICIZED CHANGES TO ELECTORAL ACT

Tags:   ZI PREL PHUM 
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: PRIVATE WEEKLY CRITICIZED CHANGES TO ELECTORAL ACT




1. THE PRIVATELY OWNED WEEKLY "THE STANDARD" DEDICATED
ITS NOVEMBER 11 EDITORIAL TO THE GOVERNMENT'S PROPOSED
CHANGES TO ZIMBABWE'S ELECTORAL ACT. UNDER HEADLINE
"MASSIVE FRAUD IN THE MAKING," THE PAPER COMMENTS:



2. "AMENDMENTS APPROVED THIS WEEK TO THE ELECTORAL ACT BY
THE GOVERNMENT. . .REPRESENT ONE OF THE MOST ELABORATE
FRAUD SCHEMES EVER DEVISED IN RECENT HISTORY. . . THE
LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE ELECTORAL ACT BY THE
GOVERNMENT. . .ARE THE MOST SHAMEFUL, DISHONEST, CRUDE,
AND DESPERATE ATTEMPTS TO DISENFRANCHISE GROUPS OF
PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF HAVING OPPOSITION SYMPATHIES AT
HEART. . . AGAINST THIS PRESENT BACKGROUND, NEXT YEAR'S
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS SET TO BE A MASSIVE
SCANDAL. . ."

SULLIVAN

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