Zimbabwe: Talks Deadlocked After Two Days; Opposition Optimistic

The chief negotiator for Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has said he is hopeful a power-sharing agreement can reached with President Robert Mugabe.

MDC General Secretary Tendai Biti was speaking at the end of a second day of talks in Harare aimed at rescuing a deadlocked power-sharing deal.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is mediating the discussions.

The countrys leaders have yet to reach agreement over how key cabinet posts should be divided between the parties.

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC – the Movement for Democratic Change – had threatened to pull out of the negotiations after Mr Mugabe gave key ministries to officials from his own party.

Mr Tsvangirai described the proceedings on Wednesday as “quite circuitous” and said there were still matters to be resolved.

via BBC News: End in sight for Zimbabwe talks


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