Power-Sharing Talks Stall in Zimbabwe

Mugabe will grant PM role but no power, opposition says
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2008 5:41 PM CDT
Power-Sharing Talks Stall in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, second from left, inspects the guard of honour at the opening of parliament in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday Aug. 26, 008.    (AP Photo)

Zimbabwe’s rival parties stopped talks today without progress on forging a unified government, BBC reports. President Robert Mugabe offered to make opposition leader Morgan Tsvanigrai prime minister without any authority. Tsvanigrai wants Mugabe to stay president but cede executive power. “Nothing was achieved in the latest round," an opposition spokesman said.

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