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Proposed amendments to Electoral Amendment Bill as notified by Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs to be considered by House of Assembly
Parliament of Zimbabwe
July 12, 2012

See the Electoral Amendments Bill, 2011

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NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

Electoral Amendments Bill, 2011 (H.B. 3 2011) CLAUSE 3 (AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CAP. 2:13) BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS:

On page 3 of the Bill, delete from paragraph (a) between lines 25 and 27 the definition of "constituency" and substitute with the following:

"constituency" means one of the ward constituencies, House of Assembly constituencies or Senatorial constituencies, as the case may be, into which Zimbabwe is divided in terms of section 100J of the Constitution;"

CLAUSE 4: NEW SECTIONS INSERTED INTO NEW PART II ("ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION") AND MINOR AMENDMENTS

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS:

On page 5 of the Bill, insert before the new section 5 ("Additional functions and powers of Commission") of the Bill as inserted by the new Part II the following new sections:

"4A Corporate status and ancillary powers of Commission "(1) The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission shall be a body corporate capable of suing and being sued and, subject to the Constitution and this Act, of performing all acts that bodies corporate may by law perform.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1) but subject to this Act, for the better exercise of its functions the Commission shall have power to do or cause to be done, either by itself or through its agents, all or any of the things specified in Part 1 of the Sixth Schedule, either absolutely or conditionally and either solely or jointly with others.

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