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Top MDC Member Pushes for United Opposition Front in Zimbabwe's 2011 Polls

Officials from the MDC formation of Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara said however, that they did not favor such a move

A top official of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara is pushing for a united front with the wing led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of elections widely expected in 2011.

Dr. Garry Ferguson says he wants a united MDC that would team up with the reformed ZAPU party led by Dumiso Dabengwa.

But Mutambara MDC treasurer Fletcher Dulini Ncube told VOA Studio 7 that forging a coalition between the MDC formations was not possible.

Tsvangirai MDC deputy spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo said her formation has no position yet on the matter.

Unity promoter Dr. Ferguson said party leaders should put their personal interests aside for the country’s good.

ZAPU spokesman Methuseli Moyo told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo that a coalition would pose a formidable force that could shape the future of the country.

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