Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mugabe reaching out with resignation deal?

From the ChristianScienceMonitor:

Behind-the-scenes negotiations between Zimbabwe's ruling party and the main opposition party of Morgan Tsvangirai are under way in the wake of Saturday's elections, according to several sources familiar with the discussions.

Under a proposed deal, President Robert Mugabe would step down, allowing his ruling ZANU-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to share power in a government of national unity, a senior MDC official confirmed Tuesday evening.

The official said that military chiefs, who are allied to Mr. Mugabe and recently said they would not salute Mr. Tsvangirai if he was elected president, had approached the opposition with the proposal of a national unity government....

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