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Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 01:32:48 -0700
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From: Zimbabwe Crisis
Subject: ZimCrisis#69 -- Election Bulletin #5 -- Report from Harare East
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Hi everyone,

A report from Harare East.


At last a bit of well good news.. (sort of).

My voting experience was calm and we had no problems at all.

Living out in Glen Lorne - Harare East, I avoided the long queue of nearly a kilometre long and decided to get up early on Sunday to avoid the rush. Our polling booth was placed opposite a satellite police station and central to most in our area.

Having braved the early morning chill I arrived at the station with only a few cold people in front of me. We watched as the polling officers had a quiet meeting and ensured the ballot box was untouched. The polling station was then opened and we all quietly went into the station and proceeded in our voting.

The officers were cheerful, friendly and very helpful. My husband went to vote at 9 am, to find there was no queue and he had the same service. People who had been in the queue the day before were treated the same and although the queue was very long everyone seemed to be in good humour and general conversations were cheerful.

I personally was very impressed with the efficiency of the polling station and I was very glad that there was no violence or intimidation in our area.

Now we await the results and hope...

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