More confusion in the MDC Alliance


The smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Welshman Ncube says it has been allocated 32 constituencies across the country in next year’s elections contrary to reports by the secretary-general of the bigger faction Douglas Mwonzora who said his party is selecting candidates for all seats because agreement on the allocation of seats has not yet been reached.

According to The Chronicle, MDC secretary Miriam Mushayi said selection of candidates for the 32 constituencies will start on 3 January and end on 31 January.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 January.

Mwonzora who had a clash with his own boss Morgan Tsvangirai but said this had been resolved.

He said he was going ahead with the selection of candidates for all seats because no agreement had been reached by the parties to the alliance.

“It has been eight months and we have no agreement regarding seat allocation within the Alliance. We need these negotiations to be concluded and as the MDC-T administrator, I want those involved to finalise this issue now,” he said.



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