- "Senior MDC figures say they will begin pushing in coming days for international backing for the creation of a transitional government -- possibly headed by an AU leader -- to sit for a limited period while organising fresh elections, stabilising the economy and alleviating food shortages" (James Blitz, Tom Burgis, and William Wallis, "International Pressure to Replace Mugabe Grows," Financial Times, 24 June 2008).
- "Some MDC figures say the party is pushing for a transitional government, headed by an independent figure, possibly from abroad, to prepare for fresh elections and attempt to stabilise the economy with the help of the International Monetary Fund" (Tom Burgis, Tony Hawkins, and agencies, "UN Rules Fair Election Impossible in Zimbabwe," Financial Times, 24 June 2008).
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Zimbabwe: MDC to Push for a "Transitional Government" That Stabilizes Economy with IMF Help
It's possible that a majority of Zimbabweans would prefer an IMF plan for economic stabilization to the inflation rate of "355,000 percent" (according to Bloomberg News yesterday). But is it worth dying for?