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Sat 16 Mar 2013

Zimbabwe holds referendum on constitution a month after completion

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe holds a referendum on a proposed new constitution. It is believed it will be followed by fresh elections to end the nation's shaky coalition government.

President Robert Mugabe officially set the referendum date on February 12.

Advocacy groups say such a hasty poll does not allow enough time to educate voters on the rewritten constitution.

The new constitution was completed early February after three years of disputes, bickering and delays. Democratic reforms to the constitution were a key demand of regional mediators after violent and disputed elections in 2008. - Mugabe sets March 16 for vote on Zimbabwe constitution on 2013-02-15

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