Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai seeks support from US President Barack Obama [GALLO/GETTY]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Morgan Tsvangirai , the former opposition leader of Zimbabwe is touring Europe and the US to rally for support of his coalition government, he talks to Sir David Frost about the challenges and the future. 

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, June 12, 2009.

Morgan Tsvangirai

 

It is just four months since Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister.

Now the former opposition leader is touring Europe and the US to try to garner support for his country's power-sharing government amid accusations that his followers are still enduring intimidation and violence at the hands of President Mugabe's henchmen.

Today he is in Washington and Sir David caught up with him just before a crucial meeting with Barack Obama, the US president.

Walid Jumblatt

   

Lebanon voted for a new parliament this week.  In a closely fought election, the pro-Western March 14 coalition was able to hang on to power. 

The news has come as a surprise for both sides but will be a relief to Western governments who feared a possible return to power by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah party.

To find out how the March 14 coalition won this election and to learn what this means for Lebanon's future, Sir David is joined from Beirut by one of its leaders, Walid Jumblatt.

Yoko Ono

   

John Lennon once described his wife as the "world's most famous unknown artist. Everybody knows her name but no one knows what she actually does." Well this is no longer the case. 

Last week Yoko Ono received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Venice for her art and this week she has been nominated for another lifetime award by the music magazine Mojo.

Sir David spoke to John and Yoko exactly forty years ago this week, soon after their marriage and their second famous "bed-in" for peace.

Alireza Nourizadeh and Hector Morales


   

Iranians went to the polls today to choose the country's next president.  It's been a hotly contested election with heated televised debates and huge rallies taking over Tehran. 

To find out more, Sir David is spoke to Dr Alireza Nourizadeh, who is Director of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies in London.

Hector Morales, the US ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), also joining Sir David from Washington.

Last week, OAS voted to lift its ban on Cuba.
The ban will be lifted - but Cuba would not be allowed to take its seat unless it met requirements on democracy and human rights.

Source: Al Jazeera