Last week, Zimbabwe’s military took control of the government, it said, to clean out the “criminals” around the president. On Saturday, war veterans organized a citizen’s march that saw nearly 1 million Zimbabweans out in the streets demanding President Robert Mugabe step down. On Sunday, Mugabe was officially fired by his party, ZANU-PF, along with his wife, Grace, and other officials allied with the pair in the party’s factional dispute.
But not until Tuesday did the president finally resign.
Why did it take so long? Part of the explanation can be found in Zimbabwe’s constitutional and institutional design.Even an authoritarian government can follow a constitution
Zimbabwe has not functioned like a democracy for a long time.… Seguir leyendo »