Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has added his voice to the possibility of an election being held this year after Zimbabwe’s political parties agreed on a final draft constitution that will be put to a referendum. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Tsvangirai said the constitution had always been a significant step towards a referendum and an election. “What has now happened is that all the issues have been resolved. We believe that we can have this constitution drafted by the drafters next week, and hopefully after that we can set the date for the referendum,” Tsvangirai said.
President Robert Mugabe and Tsvangirai were forced into a power-sharing government in 2009 after deadly and disputed polls held the previous year. Their relations have been characterised by bickering and counter-accusations of violence.
Tsvangirai said there was, however, a need to have the constitution promoted and to have it publicised, adding that since there was national consensus by all parties, the referendum was just a formality.
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