Low Voter Turn-out for Zimbabwe Referendum

Despite a limited timeframe for the constitutional awareness campaign and earlier funding concerns,voting started amid fears of low voter turn-out.

Photo: IRIN

Hope in Harare.

  • Zimbabwe:   Referendum Result To Shape Destiny of Zimbabwe

    SANF, 14 March 2013

    Zimbabweans will vote on a new Constitution in a referendum set for 16 March, a landmark development that could shape the destiny of the country. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Zim Referendum - SA Urges Voter Support

    SA Info, 15 March 2013

    South Africa's Cabinet has urged Zimbabwean citizens to participate in Saturday's referendum to help pave the way for peaceful and credible elections in their country. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Many Unaware of Upcoming Referendum

    UNIRIN, 13 March 2013

    On 16 March Zimbabweans will vote in a referendum on whether to adopt or reject a draft constitution for which the three major political parties have publicly endorsed a Yes vote. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Rights Group Goes to Court Over Referendum Accreditation

    SW Radio, 13 March 2013

    The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has stuck to its guns and refused to accredit ZimRights to observe this Saturday's referendum. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Chinamasa, Biti Deny Securing Referendum Cash

    SW Radio, 25 February 2013

    Finance Minister Tendai Biti and Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa on Monday denied that the millions of dollars needed for the upcoming constitutional referendum have been… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Let's Make Referendum Outreach a Success

    The Herald, 26 February 2013

    Copac yesterday officially rolled out the campaign programme to familiarise Zimbabweans countrywide with the contents of the draft Constitution ahead of the referendum scheduled… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Copac Launches Referendum Campaign

    AEP, 25 February 2013

    The Constitution select Committee (COPAC) of Zimbabwe will officially launch a campaign today to educate citizens about the Constitution in various parts of the country ahead of… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   ZEC Invites Observers to Apply

    The Herald, 25 February 2013

    The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has started taking applications from individuals and organisations who want to observe the forthcoming referendum next month. This comes at a time… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   We Can Fund Our Own Processes

    The Herald, 23 February 2013

    We hail principals to the Global Political Agreement for resisting moves by the Ministry of Finance to stay the referendum to enable the minister to source funds from donors. As we… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Govt Fails to Secure External Funding for Referendum

    SW Radio, 22 February 2013

    With less than a month before Zimbabwe holds a constitutional referendum, funding continues to be a thorny issue, with Finance Minister Tendai Biti announcing Friday that Zimbabwe… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Government to Raise U.S.$200 Million for Referendum

    AEP, 22 February 2013

    President Mugabe has announced that Zimbabwe will be able to raise US$200 million needed for the constitutional referendum and harmonized elections using its natural resources. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Referendum Hits Snag

    Financial Gazette, 21 February 2013

    A referendum expected in three weeks could plunge into a crisis amid indications funding for the poll might take longer to mobilise from both local and international donors, The… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Referendum Date Set

    The Herald, 14 February 2013

    GOVERNMENT has set March 16 as the date for the referendum on the draft Constitution, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga announced yesterday. "On my… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zimbabwe Sets March 16 for Referendum

    AEP, 14 February 2013

    Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga, announced yesterday that Government has tentatively set March 16, 2013 as the date for the referendum on the draft… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   PM Tsvangirai Defends Referendum Dates

    The Herald, 15 February 2013

    PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has defended the one-month notice of the referendum dates, adding that harmonised elections could be held by July this year. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   General Election for July?

    SW Radio, 14 February 2013

    Zimbabweans could vote in the first harmonized elections under a new constitution anytime between the 15th and 30th July this year. A highly placed source told us that President… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Voters to Decide on New Constitution in March

    SW Radio, 13 February 2013

    Zimbabweans will vote to approve or reject the proposed new constitution on March 16th. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Voters to Decide on New Constitution

    The Herald, 13 February 2013

    The principals to the Global Political Agreement have set March 16 as the date Zimbabwe will hold a referendum on the draft Constitution which a committee of Parliament recently… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Electoral Chief Steps Down

    AEP, 13 February 2013

    The Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Retired Justice Simpson Victor Mutumbanengwe has turned in his resignation on health grounds. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Boss Resigns

    The Herald, 13 February 2013

    ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission chairperson Retired Justice Simpson Victor Mutambanengwe has resigned. This comes a few months before the referendum on the draft Constitution and… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   UNDP Approves Zimbabwe Request for Election Money

    SW Radio, 12 February 2013

    Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved a request by the cash strapped Zimbabwean government to fund the forthcoming… Read more »


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