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    Zimbabwe’s New Government

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    After months of talks, Morgan Tsvangirai will become the prime minister of Zimbabwe on February 11, while Robert Mugabe will remain president despite his loss in an election ten months ago. Tsvangirai did not win as many concessions from Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party as he had hoped. Zanu-PF and the MDC, Tsvangirai's party, will share the post of home-affairs minister, which controls the police, and Mugabe has reappointed Gideon Gono, the governor of the Reserve Bank, whom one diplomat called "destroyer of Zimbabwe's economy." Gono has printed money with abandon, fueling hyperinflation, and in reappointing him Mugabe may succeed in shutting the MDC out of economic policy. Currently, 94 percent of Zimbabwe's population is jobless, and 80 percent depend on food aid.