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Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Tsvangirai Beaten
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Morgan Tsvangirai after being severely beaten by Mugabe’s police in the lead-up to the 2008 Zimbabwe election.

The ever-unfolding democratic drama in Zimbabwe has revealed a new, potentially less contentious chapter. Opposition leader and once-exiled politician Morgan Tsvangirai has said he will join a government as prime minister with President Robert Mugabe in a power-sharing agreement between the two rival parties.

The BBC:

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said his party will join a unity government with President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF next month.

The deal, proposed by Southern African leaders, would see Mr Tsvangirai sworn in as prime minister on 11 February.

A power-sharing accord between his MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) and Zanu-PF was signed last September, but got mired in ever more bitter disputes.

Zimbabwe is enduring rampant inflation and an escalating food crisis.

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