Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai to Step Down

source: allAfrica
Financial Gazette (Harare)
Clemence Manyukwe
1 October 2010

Harare — Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will step down as president of the larger faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) next year in line with the party’s original constitution that allows an incumbent to hold office for a maximum of two five-year terms.

The Financial Gazette can exclusively reveal that the MDC-T has since passed a resolution to the effect that the movement’s third congress – where a new leader would be elected – would only be held after the holding of presidential elections, which both the premier and President Robert Mugabe said would be held next year.

What it means is that the MDC-T leader could be forced to relinquish his party post but still continue to lead government should he win the presidential ballot.

The Prime Minister is said to have confided in some members of his [continue reading]

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