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Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made to the government of Zimbabwe on the treatment of Morgan Tsvangirai by the section of the Zimbabwean government represented by Robert Mugabe. (232826)

On 13 October, EU Foreign Ministers condemned the unilateral decision by Robert Mugabe to embark on the formation of a new government without the agreement of the other parties to the 15 September agreement. Following the South African Development Community Troika meeting on 27 October, the UN Secretary-General said that he hoped Mr. Mugabe would no longer disappoint the international community. He also encouraged African leaders to take decisive action to end the stalemate.