Zambia constitutional referendum planned Caitlin Price at 3:14 PM ET
[JURIST] The Zambian government will hold a national referendum on its proposed new constitution [draft constitution, PDF], Justice Minister George Kunda said Thursday. Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa [official profile] has to date voiced objections to the draft constitution proposed by the Constitution Review Process Implementation Committee, but has now agreed to put the draft to a national vote by issuing a statutory order to initiate the referendum. The announcement came the day after opposition party Patriotic Front [party website] and a coalition of activist groups revealed plans to hold nationwide demonstrations demanding a new constitution.
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