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Mugabe seeks early poll to end coalition
Zimbabwe president wants elections as early as March in bid to end 'forced marriage' with rival MDC party.
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 17:40

Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it needs $220m to hold a referendum on the new constitution and a general election next year.

A coalition government was formed in 2008 between President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change after a disputed vote.

There is speculation that Mugabe's health could be the reason the president is now pushing for elections so soon.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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Al Jazeera
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