By Lloyd Takawira
Reeling from the persisting economic quagmires and looking back at the gains that characterized the inclusive government of 2009-2013, most Zimbabweans according to Pan African research network, Afrobarometer are in favor of a coalition government.
A latest Afroborometer Survey posited that survey, over 66% of the people it interviewed from both the ruling Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa led MDC supported the idea of a political settlement such as the global political agreement of 2009-2013.
“Two-thirds (66%) of Zimbabweans “agree” or “strongly agree” that the main opposition political parties should be brought into government to form a coalition with the ruling party in order to solve the country’s political and economic problems. Support for a coalition government is somewhat stronger among men (68%) than women (63%) and among young (65%) and middle-aged citizens (68%) than among older respondents (60%). But majorities in all key demographic groups favor the idea,” reads part of the survey.
In 2009, Zimbabwe saw the formation of an inclusive government after an acrimonious bloodletting 2008 election that saw the late Robert Mugabe unleashing his supporters on the opposition MDC leading to the intervention of SADC and the international community .