Zimbabwe: Combined opposition have majority

HARARE – The two factions of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition will have one more cabinet seat than the ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe under a power sharing deal, an opposition senator said on Friday.\r\n

Senator David Coltart, a senior member of the smaller breakaway MDC faction, said in an email that Morgan Tsvangirai’s main group would have 13 cabinet seats, Zanu-PF 15 seats and his group three seats. This was based on votes cast for the parties rather than seats won in the March 29 election.

Mugabe would chair the cabinet and Tsvangirai a council of ministers. This would supervise the cabinet, Coltart said. He confirmed the email to Reuters by phone. – Reuters