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  • National Statistical Report – 2nd All Stakeholders Conference documents
    Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee (COPAC)
    October 22, 2012

    View these documents on the COPAC website

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    Document 1 - Final Consolidated Draft Constitution & Signatures - Acrobat PDF version (2M
    B)
    Document 2 - National Statistical Report - Version 1 - Acrobat PDF version (11.9M
    B)
    Document 3 - National Statistical Report - Version 2 - Acrobat PDF version (31M
    B)
    Document 4 - Drafting instruments - Acrobat PDF version (7.6MB)
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    These are the four documents which were provided for the 2nd All Stakeholders Conference in October 2012.

    National Statistical Report Version 1

    Introduction

    The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) was set up through Article IV of the Global Political Agreement to spearhead the Constitution making process through a people driven, inclusive and democratic process. The Constitution making process aimed to create conditions for the people of Zimbabwe to write a constitution for themselves being mindful of the need to ensure that the new constitution deepens our values and principles and the protection of the quality of life of all citizens.

    In the implementation of the above mandate the following timeframes were provided:

    (i) The Select Committee shall be set up within two months of the inception of a new government;
    (ii) The convening of the first All Stakeholders Conference shall be within 3 months of the date of the appointment of the Select Committee;
    (iii) The public consultation process shall be completed no later than four months of the date of the first All Stakeholders Conference;
    (iv) The draft Constitution shall be tabled within 3 months of completion of the public consultation process to a second All Stakeholders Conference;
    (v) The draft Constitution and the accompanying Report shall be tabled before Parliament within 1 month of the second All Stakeholders Conference;
    (vi) The draft Constitution and the accompanying Report shall be tabled before Parliament and debate concluded within 1 month;
    (vii) The draft Constitution emerging from Parliament shall be gazetted before the holding of a referendum;
    (viii) A referendum on the new draft Constitution shall be held within 3 months of the conclusion of debate;
    (ix) In the event of the draft Constitution being approved in the referendum it shall be gazetted within 1 month of the date of the referendum; and
    (x) The draft Constitution shall be introduced in Parliament no later than 1 month after the expiration of the period of 30 days from the date of its gazetting.

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