Zimbabweans vote to clip president's power




 
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Zimbabweans vote to clip president's power
 
March 16th, 2013  
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Zimbabweans vote to clip president's power
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans began voting for a new constitution on Saturday that would clip presidential powers and pave the way for an election to decide whether Robert Mugabe extends his three-decade rule. Mugabe, Africa's oldest president at 89, has ruled the former British colony since independence in 1980 and has been accused of carrying out harsh crackdowns on the opposition and weakening state institutions like the cabinet and parliament. ...




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