*1. WHAT WE WANT*
1.1. We, the citizens, would like 2018 elections to bring about a change of government in Zimbabwe.
1.2. We are convinced this will be made possible by a coalition of all viable opposition political parties intending to contest in 2018 elections.
1.3. We are asking the opposition to give us one presidential candidate for the country, one Member of Parliament per constituency, one senator per constituency and one councillor per ward.
1.4. We are asking opposition parties to begin inclusive deliberations now, so as to be ready for elections being held next year.*2. WHY WE WANT IT*
2.1. We, the citizens, desire a good life, and all it entails, for ourselves, our children and future generations.
2.2. We would like to see democratic norms being upheld in Zimbabwe, to the benefit of all citizens, so that we are empowered to apply our talents towards the pursuit of our happiness.
2.3. A coalition of opposition parties will give hope to and energise citizens towards registration and voting in 2018.*3. BACKGROUND*
3.1. We make this demand having noted that 32 years of post-independence opposition participation in electoral politics, have failed to bring a change of government and presidency to Zimbabwe.
3.2. We take cognisant of divisions that have marred opposition politics in the last 17 years and how the same have negatively affected results of elections.
3.3. We note that elections have been held in an uneven electoral landscape, which has included a partisan security sector and electoral body, rigging of elections and widespread intimidation and violence directed towards citizens.
*4. OUR PROPOSITION*
*5. TIME FRAMES*
*6. HOW WE CAN HELP*
*7. WHO WE ARE*
*This document was drafted by:*
Banda, L. Moyo, P.
Atwood, A. Nyirongo, D. Chiposi, F. Mavoni, H. Manyau, N. Mutangadura, R.
Kaunye, F. Mubvuta, G. Mugocha, T.
Manjonjo, K. Mapuka, O.
Ruduvo, J. Moyo, T.
Sibindi, A. Kunzwa, C. Nyuruka, C. Ndungu, D. Mapasure, P.
Gunguwo, E. Navonika, G. Kayiya, M.
*We will receive and consider more input until Saturday 18 March 2018. Please send this document to everyone. Citizens must unite and demand what is best for citizens. We have silently followed party politics for long enough. It is time for us to be heard.*
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