Court: Zimbabwe Must Hold Elections by July 31

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has ruled the country must hold elections by July 31.

The order Friday was in response to a lawsuit from an activist who demanded President Robert Mugabe set an election date before parliament ends its term June 29.

Mr. Mugabe and his allies have been pushing to hold elections as early as possible but his coalition partner and longtime rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, wants the polls delayed until political reforms are put in place.

The president signed a new …