Briefing Paper

Zimbabwe From a Global (dis)agreement to Free and Fair Elections? Considering Scenarios for Zimbabwe’s Future

“With the second anniversary of Zimbabwe’s
Interim Government (IG)fast approaching, the
protagonists in and observers of what has
ironically become Zimbabwe’s global and
persistent political disagreement are now
beginning to focus their attention on the
likelihood of elections taking place in
2011. This policy brief highlights the current challenges faced internally, maps out likely scenarios for the country in the coming year, and considers the options for South Africa,as the SADC-­appointed mediator, to continue facilitating and supporting the transitional process.”