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Vol 49 No 8

Published 11th April 2008


Zimbabwe

Tsvangirai's transient victory

The parliamentary victory of Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change - winning 99 seats in the House of Assembly to 97 for the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front - seemed for a moment to change Zimbabwe's political landscape. With another eleven oppositionists elected to the House, the MDC would have a substantial majority over ZANU-PF. Three seats out of 210 were not contested on election day on 29 March but those are also likely to go to the opposition.

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