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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Promises Presidential Campaign For 2008

Founding president Morgan Tsvangirai of the opposition Movement For Democratic Change told supporters of his faction that he will launch a presidential campaign for 2008 despite proposals by Zimbabwe's ruling party to postpone it until 2010.

Speaking before an estimated 10,000 supporters in the Harare district of Glen View on Sunday, Tsvangirai said the 2007-2008 period offers the best opportunity to remove President Robert Mugabe and end 27 years of rule by his ZANU-PF party.

Host Ndimyake Mwakalyelye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe spoke with reporter Irwin Chifera in Harare, who attended the weekend rally.

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