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MAR 21, 2013 - The Economist

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Zimbabwe’s referendum: On to the polls

BUSINESSMEN in Zimbabwe like to say that local roads may be terrible but, unlike in some neighbouring countries, at least they exist. This glass-half-full attitude may explain the surprising enthusiasm with which Zimbabweans turned out on March 16th to endorse a new constitution.The revised rulebook has its flaws. It keeps the government on a tighter leash, but is still short on checks. The referendum itself came only weeks after a draft was agreed on, leaving little time for public debate. Yet more than 3.3m voters (out of an electoral roll of 6m, bloated by the names of many deceased) ... Read More

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