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Tsvangirai floats power-sharing compromise

DEAL: Tsvangirai says he is open to unity government
DEAL: Tsvangirai says he is open to unity government


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ZIMBABWE'S opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai indicated he was open to the formation of a unity government with elements of President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.

Speaking to South African radio from Botswana where he held talks with President Seretse Ian Khama, Tsvangirai said that, once Zimbabwe's election stand off is resolved, "We must move towards creating a government that will have space for everyone."

Such a government would be a "more inclusive government than just MDC," he said.

Asked what role 84-year-old Mugabe would have in such a formation Tsvangirai, 56, said he thought Zimbabwe's leader of the past 28 years had served "long enough."

Tsvangirai is on a tour of African countries to court support for his declaration of victory over Mugabe in March 29 elections.

On Monday he met with the president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress, Jacob Zuma.

The official results of Zimbabwe's presidential vote have yet to be announced 11 days later.

The High Court in Harare was due to sit today to consider the MDC's urgent application for a court order forcing the state-controlled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release the results.

Tsvangirai claims he won outright with 50.3 per cent of the vote but a non-profit election observation organisation estimated that, based on a sample of the results, neither he nor Mugabe took more than the 50 per cent plus one vote needed to avert a second round.

Mugabe's Zanu-PF party is demanding a recount of the vote and is also challenging its defeat in elections to the 210-seat House of Assembly (lower house of parliament).

Tsvangirai rejected a scenario where Mugabe would remain on as president and the opposition, which won 109 of the 210-seats in the House of Assembly, would control parliament.

Mugabe, in that case, would be a "lame-duck president," said Tsvangirai. "I think it would be a constitutional crisis." - dpa
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