Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader and Coalition of Democrats (Code) presidential candidate, Elton Mangoma, has revealed that talks between his organisation and the MDC Alliance have broken down. Code decided not to join the coalition saying that they wanted a chance to challenge Nelson Chamisa for the presidency. In an interview with New Zimbabwe, Mangoma said,
We have been talking with the MDC Alliance and it became patently clear that all they wanted was an endorsement of Nelson Chamisa…We just couldn’t reconcile it because they wanted us to contest each other at the parliamentary level and council level not at the presidential level. Yet at these levels, there is no runoff systems and yet there is no second chance whereas with the president there is clearly a second chance so we just couldn’t agree.
More: New Zimbabwe
Elton Mangoma is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the current presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats which will contest the 2018 Harmonised Elections. He is also the President of the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe political party. He is one of the founding members of... Read More About Elton Mangoma
The Coalition of Democrats (CODE) are an opposition coaltion in Zimbabwe formed in May 2016 to contest in the 2018 Harmonised Elections. The group endorsed Elton Mangoma as their presidential candidate for the 2018 General Election. The coalition also included the Dumiso Dabengwa led ZAPU.... Read More About Coalition of Democrats
The Renewal of Democrats of Zimbabwe is a political party in Zimbabwe and is headed by Elton Mangoma. Read More About Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe