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International Crisis Group: Zimbabwe's Elections: Mugabe's Last Stand

"A return to protracted political crisis, and possibly extensive violence, is likely, as Zimbabwe holds inadequately prepared presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 31 July. Conditions for a free and fair vote do not exist. Confidence in the process and institutions is low. The voters roll is a shambles, security forces unreformed and the media grossly imbalanced. The electoral commission is under-funded and lacked time to prepare. Concerns about rigging are pervasive, strongly disputed results highly likely."

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Zimbabwe in Crisis (Audio)

Speakers: Walter H. Kansteiner III and Tom McDonald
Presider: Reed Kramer

Listen to experts detail Zimbabwe's current political and economic situation, and prospects for the country's future in the wake of the Southern African Development Community support for a multibillion-dollar economic recovery plan.

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Zimbabwe in Crisis

Speakers: Walter H. Kansteiner III and Tom McDonald
Presider: Reed Kramer

Watch experts detail Zimbabwe's current political and economic situation, and prospects for the country's future in the wake of the Southern African Development Community support for a multibillion-dollar economic recovery plan.

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Zimbabwe in Crisis

Speakers: Walter H. Kansteiner and Tom McDonald
Presider: Reed Kramer

Speakers discuss Zimbabwe's fragile coalition government, collapsed economy and the severe cholera epidemic the country faces.

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Testimony

The Crisis in Zimbabwe

Author: Michelle D. Gavin

In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs, Michelle Gavin discusses the crisis in Zimbabwe and its prospects for resolution.

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Op-Ed

Focus on Zimbabwe's People, not Mugabe

Author: Michelle D. Gavin
Christian Science Monitor

Michelle Gavin writes that the real question before the international community is not whether to support Mr. Mugabe or Mr. Tsvangirai; it’s about acknowledging that the people of Zimbabwe have civil and political rights.

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