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.

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    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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