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Zimbabwe Approves New Constitution


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JL
- 392 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Zimbabwe's new constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority in Saturday's referendum, the electoral commission has said. The document, which will limit future presidents to two five-year terms, was backed by more than three million votes- nearl



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JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 12:59 pm
Brief Summary extract from the copywritten article at the site:
Zimbabwe constitution: Key changes

Presidents limited to two five-year terms
Legislation can no longer be vetoed by the president
Devolves power to 10 provinces
Establishes peace and reconciliation commission
Creates independent prosecuting authority, anti-corruption commission, and guarantees independent electoral commission
Includes bill of rights which stipulates freedom of expression and a free media
Allows dual citizenship
Seizure of farms under the land reform programme can no longer be legally contested; president appoints land commission to carry out national audit
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:33 pm

That reads as something incredible, mostly considering that we are talking about a war torn country like Zimbabwe.
We all have to hope this will work, defuse power from future dictator wanna be's and finally helps this country find some peace and prosperity for their people.
 

Darren Woolsey (57)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:43 pm
Remove Robert Mugabe from power... that'll be a start...
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:14 pm
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Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:42 pm
Thx JL-sounds good... on paper...hope Mugabe dies soon, there will be no new start with him.
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:54 pm
Noted THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:00 pm
You are welcome Angelika and Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Carol D. (98)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:42 am
Its not going to work till Mugabes gone

Noted
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:52 am
I hope it works.
 

Jaime A. (30)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:54 am
The only solution is get rid of Moogaabee.!!
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:06 am
That's wonderful.
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:46 am
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Mitchell D. (123)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:55 am
Angelica ids right.
Congratulations to them!
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:50 pm
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Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:13 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:57 pm
You are welcome Winn
 

Birgit W. (135)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:15 pm
You are welcome Birgit
 

Aaron Bouchard (105)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:52 pm
Noted thanks
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:54 pm
You are welcome Aaron
 
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