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Title: Zimbabwe: Beginning of a new era?
Author: European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service
Series/Date: Plenary at a Glance February 2018
Source Origin: EU
Source Type: Policy-making, Blog/Journal/Series
Notes: Following the forced resignation on 21 November 2017 of President Robert Mugabe, after 37 years in power, the new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was sworn in on 24 November 2017. President Mnangagwa had since then expressed his commitment to free and fair elections, his willingness to fight corruption and to re-engage with the international community in order to attract foreign investment and revive the economy.

The European Parliament discussed the situation in Zimbabwe at its February 2018 (I) plenary session

Author: Marta Latek
Source URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2018/614683/EPRS_ATA(2018)614683_EN.pdf
Homepage URL: http://libraryeuroparl.wordpress.com/
Keywords: Relations between Zimbabwe and the European Union - Political situation | transition
Subjects:  18.13.b - Other African countries
Geographic Indicators:  European Union

In a statement issued on the 21 November 2017 the EU welcomed the decision made by President Robert Mugabe to stand down as President of Zimbabwe. This action showed that he had listened to the people's voices.

The Council of the European Union adopted on 22 January 2018 a set of conclusions on the political transition undertaken in Zimbabwe and the future of the relations between the country and the European Union.
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