Zimbabwe's Draft Constitution Addresses Fundamental Rights and Reform
While Zimbabwe’s new draft constitution has its shortcomings, it is a vast improvement over the old constitution in its attempt to reduce presidential authority, separate political powers and reform electoral processes. It also includes a strong bill of rights. Freedom House and civil society experts noted, however, that the constitution is only as strong as the will of the politicians to uphold it, and institutional reforms are needed to strengthen democratic processes.
Read our analysis on the new draft constitution.