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The coalition parties have agreed on holding elections next year and campaigning is already in full swing

Rather than endure another year of the same political combat, both leaders of the main parties jointly announced on 10 November that they would press for early elections next year. A faltering economic recovery in the first half of this year fizzled out in the second as political uncertainty and escalating violence took hold.

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere, Augustine Chihuri, Solomon Mujuru, United States, Constantine Chiwenga, ZANU-PF above government, Simon Khaya Moyo, British, David Cameron, East Germany, David Chapfika, Obert Moses Mpofu, Gideon Gono, Ignatius Chombo, Bright Matonga