The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa will push for electoral and political reforms if the envisaged dialogue with the ruling ZANU PF party comes to fruition.
A party insider who spoke to Busines Times said the party does not want a power-sharing arrangement, but a Transitional Authority that will lead the country towards a credible election in 2023. The unnamed official is quoted as saying:
We need genuine political and electoral reforms that are wholesome as we don’t want piecemeal reforms. We also need independent commissions and adequate constitutional amendments.
We can’t continue to have a cycle of disputed elections as what has been happening in the past. The MDC can only participate in the elections with genuine reforms.
The opposition is not seeking power-sharing arrangement with any party but wants reforms and also a National Transitional Authority which the modalities can be worked out.
The coalition government, however, failed to implement several reforms that were agreed on during its four years of existence.