EU-erklæring om valget i Zimbabwe

23. august sluttet Norge seg til EUs erklæring om valget i Zimbabwe.

23. august sluttet Norge seg til EUs erklæring om valget i Zimbabwe.

THE EUROPEAN UNION

Brussels 21 August, 2013

Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of the EU on the elections in Zimbabwe

The European Union takes note of the announced results of elections in Zimbabwe and the assessments of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union. It would like to thank both organisations for the positive role they played in the run-up to the elections and throughout the electoral process. The EU congratulates the people of Zimbabwe for a peaceful vote and for turning out in high numbers. It welcomes the generally peaceful and orderly manner in which the elections were conducted.

The EU is concerned about alleged irregularities and reports of incomplete participation, as well as the identified weaknesses in the electoral process and a lack of transparency. The EU will continue to follow developments and work closely with its international partners in the weeks to come. The EU encourages all parties to maintain calm and order.

The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland + and Serbia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, align themselves with this declaration.

* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process

+ Iceland continues to be a member of the EFTA and of the European Economic Area