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STORY: UN / ZIMBABWE ELECTION
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTION: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 01 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY

SHOTLIST:

RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

01 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“We’d like to remind the incumbents and political parties of the commitments they made in the peace pledge, and the code of conduct to ensure peaceful electoral process. We call on the political leaders and the population as whole to exercise restraint and reject any form of violence while awaiting the resolution of the dispute and the announcement of the electoral results.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

The United Nations (UN) today called on the political leaders and the population in Zimbabwe to “exercise restraint and reject any form of violence while awaiting the resolution of the dispute and the announcement of the electoral results.”

Asked about reports of violence occurred while the country is awaiting Zimbabwe’s presidential election results, the Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that the UN would like to “remind the incumbents and political parties of the commitments they made in the peace pledge, and the code of conduct to ensure peaceful electoral process.”

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