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ICG: Zimbabwe - Engaging the Inclusive Government

April 20, 2009


This ICG brief argues that in order for Zimbabwe's new coalition government to succeed, certain steps must be taken to make the reform process irreversible.

Excerpt: After nearly a year of seemingly endless talks brokered by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe's long-ruling ZANU-PF party and the two factions of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formed a coalition government in February. Opposition entry into government is a landmark development, and broad segments of the population are optimistic for the first time in years that a decade of repression and decline can be reversed.

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