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( Dated Piece – 5 December 2008 )
Power-sharing agreement fails to break political stalemate
Zimbabwe has been neck-deep in a political and economic crisis following in the wake of a Sept. 15 power-sharing agreement between the major political parties. The ruling ZANU-PF and the Western-backed opposition Movement for Democratic Change have been deadlocked over how ministries in a new national unity government would be allocated between the parties, with the highly coveted security ministries at the center of the dispute.
The MDC wants control of the police and internal security, which ZANU-PF is reluctant to give up in order to avoid being brought to trial before the International Criminal Court for violent clashes between the state and ZANU-PF forces on one side and the MDC on the other.
As a result of the impasse, President Robert Mugabe and the ZANU-PF party have continued to (more…)