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Zimbabwe, elections 2018: Nelson Chamisa declares his victory

"This is an ecatlant victory. We have recorded an excellent result and we are ready for the next government ". These are the words of Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition movement for the Democratic Change movement that today claimed to have won the elections in Zimbabwe. Those of yesterday, Monday, July 30, are the first elections since the fall of the former head of state Robert Mugabe: a historic event in the country, which changes political direction after decades of hegemony of the Zanu-Pf party.

The day of the vote in Zimbabwe

The call to the polls brought about five and a half million people to Zimbabwe to appoint a new president, deputies and municipal councilors. One hour before the closure of the seats, says, the turnout at the polls was about 75% of the population, a very important figure given that especially many young people have voted. The vote, after an unusually peaceful and participatory election campaign, is considered historic because it is the first since the fall of the regime of Robert Mugabe, in power for 37 years and forced to resign on 21 November. Another great absentee is Morgan Tsvangirai, a historic opponent of Mugabe, who died five months ago.

The words of former leader Robert Mugabe

In a speech made public on the eve of the vote, the former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe, who is now 94, had given indirect support to the leader of the Chamisa Movement for Democratic Change. The former president of the African country had indeed declared that he would not vote for the leader of the party Zanu-Pf Emmerson Mnangagwa: "For the first time ever, we have a long list of aspirants in power. I can not vote for those who tormented me, I will make my choice among the other 22, but it is a long list ". The former leader of the country, speaking from his home in the capital Harare, had denounced being ousted in the context of a military coup and resigned "to avert a bloodbath and avoid a conflict between army and population" . So a moment of great change has come for Zimbabwe, which will now live a period almost certainly characterized by a new political direction.

Tria-Le Maire: mediation for the Atlantic shipyards starts again

Tria-Le Maire. Regarding the work sites of the Atlantic and the work undertaken by Fincantieri and Naval Group, Italy and France "reiterated their commitment to the September 2017 Alliance Roadmap". In fact, the respective ministers of economics and finance, Tria and Le Maire, met in Rome to discuss economic cooperation between the two countries. The conflict for the naval shipyards of Saint-Nazaire broke out a year ago in the Macron era and now reopens, Thursday the next meeting between the two European summits. Following the meeting in a Tweet the French minister Le Maire writes: "Very constructive and friendly interview this morning in Rome with Luigi Di Maio. On the right track for Stx / Fincantieri, for common projects on industry and innovation and for a common European will ". The French Minister for the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, writes it on Twitter at the end of the meeting with Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio. Both authorities look forward to the work that will be conducted in Paris on September 24th by the Conference of Friends of Industry, in which these issues will be discussed in detail with the aim of a renewed European industrial strategy. Meanwhile, with this first meeting they agreed on the need to develop and implement a more ambitious European industrial policy, which allows European industries to generate more jobs and make companies even more competitive today and better equipped to compete successfully on the markets. world.

TAV, Le Maire: "We await the position of the Italian government"

The dialogue on the TAV between the two countries is still open. "On the Turin-Lyon we know what are the questions of the Italian government and do not shock me, they are legitimate and respect them. It is a project that costs several billions of euros of which we must ensure profitability before taxpayers. So we are waiting for the official position of the Italian government, we are patient ", says Minister Le Maire. On the other hand Toninelli concludes in the hearing: "La Tav does not see it done to do a favor to the road transport lobbies at the expense of taxpayers". On the meeting table, numerous topics were discussed, but at bilateral level the instruments were examined to deepen the economic and industrial cooperation between France and Italy, referring to the know-how, Agreed the need to develop and implement a more ambitious European industrial policy, which allows industries to generate more jobs and companies to be even more competitive.