Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (/ˈtʃæŋɡɪraɪ/, ; born 10 March 1952) is a Zimbabwean politician who has been Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since 2009. He is President of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T) and a key figure in the opposition to President Robert Mugabe.

Tsvangirai was the MDC candidate in the controversial 2002 presidential election, losing to Mugabe. He later contested the first round of the 2008 presidential election as the MDC-T candidate, taking 47.8% of the vote according to official results, placing him ahead of Mugabe, who received 43.2%. Tsvangirai claimed to have won a majority and said that the results could have been altered in the month between the election and the reporting of official results. Tsvangirai initially planned to run in the second round against Mugabe, but withdrew shortly before it was held, arguing that the election would not be free and fair due to widespread violence and intimidation by government supporters.

He sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a car crash on 6 March 2009 when heading towards his rural home in Buhera. His first wife, Susan Tsvangirai, was killed in the head-on collision.

Read more about Morgan Tsvangirai:  Early Life and Family, Political Activism, Movement For Democratic Change, Arrests and Political Intimidation, 2008 Election, Political Negotiations, Unity Government, Honours, See Also

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