Parties to Zimbabwe’s power-sharing deal resumed the constitutional process Saturday after reaching a compromise on how to analyse views gathered from the public, an official said. The process stalled on Wednesday over disagreements between President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) over the weight given to the public submissions.
MDC spokesman Douglass Mwonzora said the parties agreed to resume after ending the dispute over methods to be used in analyzing data collected during outreach meetings across the country.
“Everything has been resolved now,” Mwonzora told AFP. “It was a compromise deal, but I must say it’s a win-win deal for everyone and people are back at work.”
Under the deal, the constitution committee will apply both quantitative and qualitative approaches in the data analysis, he said. The committee had set September for a referendum on the draft constitution, but the suspension is likely to cause a delay.
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