Zimbabwe's largest opposition party demands dialogue with ruling party

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-05 09:12:41|Editor: mingmei
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HARARE, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa on Saturday demanded exclusive dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling ZANU-PF party on how to get the country back on its feet.

Chamisa, president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), told thousands of people at a memorial service for his predecessor Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera, Manicaland Province, that talks between the country's two biggest political parties were the only way towards solutions to challenges bedevilling the country.

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis which many analysts believe can largely be solved politically following contested presidential elections won by Mnangagwa in 2018.

Mnangagwa this year invited losing presidential candidates and some officials from their parties to dialogue, but Chamisa and his party snubbed the initiative.

So far, a number of meetings have been held between ZANU-PF and 18 other political parties, but the MDC has said they would not yield anything because the parties did not command as much support as the MDC.