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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


Zimbabwe

The hard road to a new constitution

Parliamentarians launched the great constitutional debate on 24 June, amid growing tension in the power-sharing government. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change is struggling to persuade loyalists of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front to stick to the Global Political Agreement (GPA) that the two parties signed in September. Based on last year's sabotaged elections, the government is an uneasy coalition between the cheated MDC and the electorally defeated ZANU-PF.

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