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Mugabe, Tsvangarai Reach Power Sharing Deal In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, left, and new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai pose after signing the power-sharing accord in Harare.
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, left, and new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai pose after signing the power-sharing accord in Harare.

After months of politically motivated violence and months of negotiations, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangarai have struck a power sharing deal. The two leaders have been at odds since a disputed election in March.

Under the new agreement, signed today and mediated by South African President Thabo Mbeki, Mugabe will, reportedly, keep his seat as president and Tsvangarai will become Zimbabwe's prime minister.

Jeffrey Barbee, a freelance reporter who has been covering the situation, offers details of the agreement.

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