Zimbabwe’s MDC signs up to join Mugabe-led government

January 31st, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS  

Harare, Jan 30 (DPA) Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Friday voted to go into government with President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party, ending the party’s nearly five-month campaign for a more equitable power-sharing deal.The party’s national council ratified the move to implement the September powersharing accord signed by Mugabe and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

The national council had voted “to restate its commitment to the Global Political Agreement and commit to be part of the inclusive government,” Tsvangirai told reporters.

Under the accord, Mugabe remains president and Tsvangirai becomes prime minister of a unity government of 31 ministries. Tsvangirai is expected to be sworn in by Feb 11.

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