EISA Election Observer Mission Report The Zimbabwe harmonised elections of 29 March 2008 Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections with postscript on the presidential run-off of 27 June 2008 and the Multi-Party agreement of 15 September 2

"This report deals primarily with the harmonized elections of 29 March 2008 and provides an assessment of the EISA observer mission. The EISA mission used the principles for Elections Management, Monitoring and Observation in the SADC region as the basis for its assessment. The harmonized elections were the major 2008 election event and were observed by EISA, despite the Zimbabwean authorities declining EISA accreditation. The presidential run-off of 29 June 2008 is included in the report in the form of a post-script. Whereas EISA did not directly observe the run-off, it continuously monitored and researched this essential post-election phase of the Harmonised Elections. EISA observed the run-off process indirectly through its partnership with other accredited election observer missions."