Pres­i­dent’s party pushes elec­tions this year

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HARARE | The party of Zim­babwe’s pres­i­dent said Tues­day that elec­tions can be held this year even if po­lit­i­cal re­forms re­quested by med­i­ta­tors aren’t ready in time.

Ru­gare Gumbo, a spokesman for Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe’s ZANUPF party, said a new con­sti­tu­tion can be ready within weeks to sat­isfy me­di­a­tors. But he said Mr. Mu­gabe still can call elec­tions with­out it.

South African For­eign Min­is­ter Maite Nkoana-masha­bane told his coun­try’s par­lia­ment Mon­day that con­sti­tu­tional and demo­cratic re­forms re­quired un­der Zim­babwe’s three-year power-shar­ing deal must be fi­nal­ized be­fore a new poll can be held.

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