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on Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (no. 18) Bill
Election Support Network (ZESN)
June 20, 2007
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The three main
objects of the Constitution
of Zimbabwe Amendment (no. 18) Bill, as stated in its memorandum,
- To change
the President’s term of office and the method of electing
a new President in the event of a President’s death or resignation.
- To change
the composition of the Senate and the House of Assembly.
- To establish
a Human Rights Commission.
its memorandum, the Bill will do other things as well, including
creating the office of Deputy Chief Justice and altering the titles
of the Commissioner of Police and the Ombudsman, for example, but
they are of little real importance and do not merit discussion at
the memorandum does not give the full picture. The Bill seeks to
do one other important thing:
- Extend President
Mugabe’s term to 2010.
memorandum does not mention that at all.
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