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Title   Post-Election Zimbabwe: What Next?
Author International Crisis Group
Edition PDF
Published Brussels
Year 2005-06-07
Pages 29
Serial Africa report; No.93
Abstract The situation since the 81-year old president and his ZANU-PF won the rigged 31 March 2005 parliamentary elections may seem like business as usual, but the Mugabe era is ending. Both ZANU-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) face existential challenges. It is time for all concerned to begin planning for his departure at the earliest possible moment. The U.S., the EU and international financial institutions should make it clear there will be no end to targeted sanctions, no prospect of substantial aid, and no resumption of normal relations unless there are real changes in governance. South Africa's "quiet diplomacy" has failed, and it must explore new options, including cooperation with the Commonwealth and the G8.

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