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Zimbabwe swears in its parliamentarians

The members of independent Zimbabwe's first Parliament were sworn in Tuesday, and a government minister announced plans to renegotiate the arrangement that allows the white minority to have 20 reserved seats. The swearing-in ceremony took place on the eve of the formal opening of Parliament, which consists of a 100-seat legislative House of Assembly and a 40-seat ratifying Senate. Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party controls the house with 57 seats.