"After last week, we paid salaries, the state treasury is left 217 dollars", — said Tuesday Biti. He acknowledged that the country has no choice but to apply for financial assistance from the international community, RIA "Novosti".
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said that the organization of the referendum and elections require 104 million dollars.
Previous presidential election in Zimbabwe, where the head of state is elected for five years, took place in March 2008. They defeated the ruling the country since 1980, President Robert Mugabe. In September 2008, Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who became prime minister, signed a power-sharing.
Zimbabwe's economy during this time did not come out of a deep recession. Record inflation, the hundreds of millions per cent year on year, led the authorities to move to the dollarization of the economy. Zimbabwe is experiencing chronic food shortages and is heavily dependent on humanitarian aid. A few years ago the country was recorded cholera epidemic.