ZIMBABWE’S PARLIAMENT SIGN UNITY BILL


Zimbabwe’s parliament has unanimously approved a constitutional amendment allowing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to become Prime Minister. The move allows a power sharing deal to go ahead with ZANU-PF leader Robert Mugabe remaining the President. Mr.  Mugabe is expected to sign the amendment on Friday and Mr. Tsvangirai is due to be sworn in Feb 11. The power sharing deal was agreed in September 2008 but has been mired by bitter disputes. Last week Southern African leaders who have been mediating the deal persuaded Mr. Tsvangirai’s movement for Democratic change (MDC) to join a joint administration despite their concerns over ZANU_PF’s commitment to sharing power. The unity government is intended to ease Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown but correspondents say this is largely dependent on the restoration of foreign aid and investment. Donors say they will only restore aid when the government is working efficiently and equally.

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