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Vol 48 No 19

Published 21st September 2007


Zimbabwe

Signs of movement

After a surprising political deal, reformers hope that at last the opposition’s talks with government are leading somewhere

This week’s deal in parliament between the government and the opposition parties over constitutional changes shows the desperation on all sides after five months of stagnation in the South African-mediated talks on political reform. It also opens up the prospect of a more coordinated strategy among all those groups opposed to President Robert Mugabe’s attempts to stand for another term as executive president in elections scheduled for next March.

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