Zimbabwe PM slams Mugabe over July 31 election date

  • Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has slated President Robert Mugabe call to hold elections by July 31.

    Tsvangirai said on Thursday he would not accept the date because Mugabe had acted "unconstitutionally".

    Though Mugabe has not officially announced an election date, he has stated he would follow a court ruling that they must be held by the end of July.

    The elections are set to bring an end to Zimbabwe's fractious coalition government.

    The two leaders have been locked in a volatile power-sharing deal in a bid to resolve the dispute over the result of Zimbabwe's last elections in 2008.

    Both Mugabe and Tsvangirai are expected to contest the polls.

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