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Cooperazione Politica

 

Cooperazione Politica

The birth of the coalition Government in February 2009, which saw the inclusion, not only of President Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, but also of the two previously opposition parties, MDC-T and MDC-M, led to the start of an economic recovery policy to end the country’s unprecedented inflation. Some progress was also made with regard to strengthening the democratic institutions (particularly with the adoption of a new Constitution, which was approved with a referendum on 16th March 2013).  During this period, relations with Italy developed positively as evidenced by the visits to Rome of some of the most important Zimbabwean politicians (i.e. the former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, in January 2011 and the former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Lovemore Moyo, in June 2012).  The coalition Government came to an end in June 2013.  The political and presidential elections of 31st July 2013 were held in a peaceful manner and saw Robert Mugabe reconfirmed as President while his party won more than two thirds of the seats in Parliament.


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