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to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 18) Bill, 2007 [H.B.
Constitution of Zimbabwe incorporating the 18th Amendment
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of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 18) Bill received an unopposed Second
Reading in the House of Assembly on 12 September, following agreement
between the governing party and the opposition on amendments to
be made to the Bill.
Stage of the Bill (clause by clause consideration and adoption of
amendments) will be dealt with on 13th September.
If the Bill
is passed by the House immediately, it is likely to be considered
by the Senate on Thursday 14 September.
amendments to the Bill in brief
cover the following main points:-
of House of Assembly – House to consist of 210 members,
all directly elected by voters in 210 constituencies [this eliminates
the Bill’s original provision for 10 members to be appointed
by the President]
of Senate – Senate to consist of 93 members – 60 directly
elected by voters in 60 constituencies; 5 appointed by the President;
10 Provincial Governors; 18 chiefs – 16 elected by fellow
chiefs, plus the President and Deputy President of the Council
of Chiefs ex officio. [The Bill’s original provision was
for 84 members, with only 50 directly elected and 6 appointed
of constituencies – elimination of Delimitation Commission
- delimitation of constituencies to be handled by Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission; variation in size of constituencies to be limited
to 20% either way (as at present), as opposed to the original
of elections – inclusion of local authority elections in
the list of elections to be held at the same time (President,
House of Assembly, Senate – and now, local authority governing
of Public Protector (Ombudsman) and Human Rights Commission chairperson
– President to consult Parliamentary Committee on Standing
Rules and Orders
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