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Fri Oct 24 16:41:13 SAST 2014

Zimbabwe to hold referendum: PM

Sapa-AFP | 13 February, 2013 17:17
Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru (R), Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (C) and member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Kuwadzana Nelson Chamisa attends the presentation of the Final Draft of the Constitution for debate in Parliament Building in Harare, February 6, 2013.
Image by: PHILIMON BULAWAYO / REUTERS

Zimbabwe will hold a constitutional referendum in March, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai announced Wednesday, heralding the vote as a major step toward democratic reform.

The long-awaited poll would set the stage for presidential elections that are expected to see Tsvangirai try to end veteran President Robert Mugabe's 32-year rule.

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