HARARE, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday urged President Robert Mugabe to resign and pave way for democratic elections.
Tsvangirai's remarks came a day after the military seized power from the 93-year-old leader.
"In the interest of the people, Mr. Robert Mugabe must resign and step down immediately," Tsvangirai said at a press conference.
Tsvangirai said there must be a negotiated all-inclusive transitional mechanism agreed upon by all national stakeholders.
He also called for comprehensive reforms before the election to ensure a credible, free and fair election.
Tsvangirai once shared power with Mugabe in a coalition government between 2009 and 2013.