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  • Constitutional Amendment 18 of 2007 - Index of articles, opinion and anaylsis


  • Mugabe signs succession bill into law
    Reuters
    November 01, 2007

    http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/world.aspx?ID=BD4A602496

    HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed into law a compromise bill giving him room to pick a successor, a government notice said today.

    The government gazette said the constitutional changes came into effect on Tuesday.

    The Constitutional Amendment bill - agreed between Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in September - allows Mugabe to choose a successor if he were to retire mid-term by empowering parliament, which is dominated by his party, to vote for a president.

    The constitutional changes stemmed from ongoing talks between the MDC and the government, which are being brokered by President Thabo Mbeki as part of a regional drive to resolve Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis.

    The MDC has said it would keep pressuring the government to change the constitution and repeal tough security and media laws.

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