Like most of its neighbors, Norway is waiting for the outcome of the recent elections in Zimbabwe before making any aid commitment. The Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe claimed its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, beat President Robert Mugabe. But three weeks after the vote, the results remain unclear. “The Nordic countries have said that we are ready to present an economic stabilization package if there’s a true democratic election and a responsible financial and fiscal policy,” Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said. “I think that the world opinion is very clear on the issue of democracy, respecting the voice of the people of Zimbabwe and insisting on the release of the election results,” he added, declining to state any possible amount at the moment.
Source: Norway PM sees aid for Zimbabwe if vote settled (Reuters)