Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mugabe tightens grip on Zim

"...Zimbabwe's lawmakers have started debating changes to the country's constitution which could see President Robert Mugabe tighten his grip on power.

Zimbabwe's Opposition claims that the Government's proposed changes to the constitution will enhance Mr Mugabe's chances at next year's election.

Those changes include the alteration of electoral boundaries and the empowerment of Parliament to choose a President if a vacancy arises between elections.

That may allow Mr Mugabe to anoint his own successor if he were to step down....

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