Mugabe to scrap power-sharing

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The Independent Online

President Robert Mugabe vowed to call elections next year to "bring an end" to the troubled coalition with his rival and said a vote would be held even if constitutional reforms are not completed, state radio has reported.

It was the latest sign of divisions within the shaky power-sharing deal with the Movement for Democratic Change, which is due to expire in February after two years. Mr Mugabe announced on Thursday that the coalition will not be extended by more than a few weeks.

The deal was agreed after the disputed 2008 election that was marred by violence.