The ruling Zanu-PF, the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and a breakaway MDC faction entered fresh talks to end the stalemate this week.
Earlier negotiations to form a unity government stalled over who should wield the most power, the main sticking point in the two months of political wrangling.
But Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president, said after several hours of meetings on Tuesday said that progress had been made in some areas....
Translation: Mugabe will join with
the breakaway faction so that the naive and the corrupt in the UN can look the other way and say he now has a majority.