Mugabe’s latest attempt to hold onto power:
Another high-ranking official with knowledge of the negotiations told CNN that the deal signed with Arthur Mutambara, head of the faction that broke from the MDC, has to do with the prime minister position that will be created in the new Zimbabwe government.
The official said deciding the duties of the new prime minister has been a sticking point in the negotiations. The MDC has wanted the prime minister to be in charge of government and Mugabe to be in charge of the state, the official said.
But Mugabe has sought to keep control of both and make the prime minister position “ceremonial,” the official said.
But it seems at this point that the parties can’t agree on whether a deal has been signed, let alone what is in it.