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Opposition Parties to Stage Protest Over Lack of Electoral Reforms

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

NERA is a coalition of 13 opposition parties demanding electoral reforms

NERA is a coalition of 13 opposition parties demanding electoral reforms

Thirteen opposition political parties under a coalition of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) on Monday met with other political parties calling themselves Coalition of Democrats (CODE) in an effort to work together.

Transform Zimbabwe president Jacob Ngarivhume said the meeting also served as a platform to officially invite CODE members to join NERA in a massive demonstration scheduled for this Friday in Harare to demand electoral reforms.

The coalition is also demanding that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Rita Makarau relinquish either the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission post or that of secretary at the Judicial Services Commission.

"The demonstration of Friday the 26th seeks to achieve basically electoral reforms. We are calling for electoral reforms as NERA. And also as Zimbabweans we have been calling for the leveling of the playing field," Ngarivhume said.

Ngarivhume said that they hope to work with CODE and finally form a coalition in the future.

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