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Twitter Survey Respondents Favor Tsvangirai Opposition Alliance

Some Zimbabweans on Twitter say all opposition should join a coalition that has so far attracted three parties ahead of the 2018 general elections

Seventy-five percent of respondents to an informal survey on VOA Studio 7 Twitter say all opposition parties should join an alliance being crafted by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and two other leaders ahead of the 2018 general elections.

At least 15 percent of the respondents opposed such moves while 10 percent said they were not sure about what the remaining opposition parties should do.

At least 40 people voted in the informal survey, which does not necessarily reflect the views of the general population in Zimbabwe. About 412 VOA Studio 7 Twitter followers viewed the survey question though most of them did not vote.

Tsvangirai’s MDC-T recently signed Memorandum of Understandings with former Vice President Joice Mujuru of the National People’s Party, and Professor Welshman Ncube, a leader of the other faction of the Movement for Democratic Change.

The three parties pledged to work together in the forthcoming general elections, vowing to remove President Robert Mugabe’s government from power in the polls.

Tsvangirai, Ncube and Mujuru will soon start working on the modalities of the alliance, including the formation of a coalition designed to field a single candidate in the 2018 presidential election and selection of candidates for both the parliamentary and local government elections.

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