Homestretch for elections as President returns
He is expected to start by consulting Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa on the progress made in aligning electoral laws to the new Constitution, before engaging other principals in the inclusive Government on the appropriate date within the timeframe set by the Constitutional Court. The President is expected to meet Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara on Monday for their routine meeting as principals to the Global Political Agreement, and it is there that they are expected to first exchange notes on possible dates. On Tuesday, President Mugabe will chair Cabinet which could be seized with assessing progress on the alignment of laws, before chairing the Zanu-PF Politburo meeting on Wednesday where Zanu-PF is expected to finalise its rules and guidelines for its primary elections for legislators and councillors, with the primaries expected shortly afterwards.
The voter registration would be undertaken concurrently with the inspection of the voters’ roll.President Mugabe attended the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan which ended on Monday before returning home after a brief stop-over in Singapore. The President and First Lady were welcomed at Harare International Airport by Vice-President Joice Mujuru, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Transport, Communications and Infrastructure Development Minister Nicholas Goche and Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, Japanese ambassador Yonezo Fukuda and service chiefs.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Chronicle