22 February 2013

Angola Holds Presentation of Zimbabwe Polls

Harare — Zimbabwe electoral process, specially the referendum on the Constitution, set for March 16, was presented on Friday in Harare in a ceremony held by the Angolan embassy there, Angop has learnt.

On the occasion, Zimbabwe, Justice minister, Patrick Chinamasa, spoke on the steps for the holding of the referendum on the text of the future Constitution and detailed what will be done towards the elections, set for July 2013.

The official expressed his confidence that the future Constitution will be approved during the referendum and underlined that this will be a decisive step for the materialization of the electoral process.

After answering various questions raised by the participants, minister Patrick Chinamasa said his country counts on the collaboration of the member States of the Sothern Africa region (SADC), so that the electoral process takes place without any constraint.

The local political parties have reached an agreement with regard to the draft for the new constitution that will be submitted for a referendum on March 16, followed by the text approval at the National Assembly.

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