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news - Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Tells MDC Loyalists to Prepare for Elections

october 6th, 2009

"Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has told supporters of his formation of the Movement for Democratic Change, in a unity government with President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF, to get ready for a new round of elections within two years.

Mr. Tsvangirai's statement to MDC supporters in the districts of Binga and Tsholotsho in Matabeleland North province on Sunday followed a similar call by President Mugabe last month to ZANU-PF activists, in effect putting both parties in pre-electoral mode.

Mr. Tsvangirai reminded supporters that the Global Political Agreement underpinning power sharing says elections can be called at any time after a new constitution is in place.

Though the process of revising the constitution has been fraught with delays, a referendum on the new basic document could be organized by late 2010 or early 2011."

MORE: "Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Tells MDC Loyalists to Prepare for Elections" (VOA)

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