August 1, 2018 / 11:34 AM / 2 months ago

EU sees several problems in Zimbabwe vote, questions presidential results delay

HARARE (Reuters) - European Union observers on Wednesday said Zimbabwe’s elections had several problems, including media bias, voter intimidation and mistrust in the electoral commission and questioned delays in releasing the presidential results.

Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party of Nelson Chamisa sing and dance as they march on the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The vote assessment by the EU, which is observing the results for the first time since 2002, is critical in determining whether Zimbabwe can shed its pariah status and return into the international fold, which could help trigger an economic revival.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia

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