Mirjam Katharina Zwingli

Versions of names: Мирьям Катарина Цвингли

Mirjam Katharina Zwingli is a freelance writer and managing partner at Bavaria OHG. She is writing her dissertation on the Russian image. Zwingli is a member of the German-Russian Forum in Berlin. She is also a representative for the Westminster Russia Forum in Europe.


AFRIC observers at the 2018 Zimbabwean general elections

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Institutional affiliation to Bavaria OHG

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the German-Russian Forum in Berlin

I was positively impressed by the organisation if the presidential election. I was incredibly touched by the pride I saw in people’s eyes standing in the queues, very calm and very proud.

I also see self-confidence. I saw the polling officials and they seemed very meticulous trying to do everything according to the book. It took some time at times but I was astounded how committed they were, how thorough they were, very transparent. This election was a symbolic gesture that Zimbabwe has now come to international standards in terms of holding democratic processes.

Corresponding elections

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabwe held general elections to elect the president and members of both houses of parliament. For the first time since 2002, Western institutions sent several missions to monitor the elections in Zimbabwe following the coup d’état in 2017.