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Vol 59 No 2

Published 26th January 2018


Zimbabwe

Roll with the punches

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's 18 January pledge to deliver 'free, credible, fair and indisputable elections' within five months faces several challenges. One is the legal challenge to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission from Laxton, a Chinese company that supplied kits for the biometric voter registration (BVR) process. It claims that the award of the BVR fingerprint identification contract should not have gone to Ipsidy Inc., whose headquarters is in New York. The case will delay the contract and impact ZEC's completion of the electoral roll.

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