Mugabe hopeful of Zimbabwe power-sharing deal

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's president says he hopes to sign a power-sharing deal Thursday and his rival also says agreement is close.

The key stumbling bloc has been how much power President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai would have.

The two men spoke briefly to reporters Wednesday as they ended a marathon day of negotiations.

Mugabe says hopefully a deal will be signed Thursday, and Tsvangirai said there was very little work left to do.

Tsvangirai's party won the most votes in legislative and presidential elections in March.

Mugabe subsequently was the only candidate in a presidential runoff that was widely denounced as a sham.

Since then Mugabe has faced pressure to reach a deal with the opposition.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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