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  • Mugabe evokes Presidential Temporary Powers, gazettes amendments and chooses election date
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    June 13, 2013

    Statutory Instrument 85 of 2013 that relates to the Amendment of the Electoral Act Regulations has been gazetted following a decision by President Robert Mugabe on June 13, 2013 to evoke the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) and effect amendments outside of Parliament.

    Reports indicate that the President has also used the same Presidential Powers to proclaim 31 July as the date for the harmonised election.

    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Board member, Mr Trust Maanda, said that the President cannot have extraordinary powers that allow him to operate outside the constitutional provisions and that although the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act affords President Mugabe certain powers - he doesn’t have all the powers.

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