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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Zimbabwe

Girding up for the vote

President Robert Mugabe has placed allies in key positions as the draft constitution finally heads for a referendum

A referendum on Zimbabwe’s new constitution has been set for 16 March. Despite a challenge by the National Constitutional Assembly, a pro-democracy group, which was dismissed by Judge George Chiweshe on 28 February, the draft passed through Parliament without debate. The NCA had sought a delay so that the electorate could study the draft, which differs in many respects from leaked versions.

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