Zimbabwe – New PM, text of constitutional amendment

Morgan Tsvangarai has finally been sworn in as prime minister of Zimbabwe. The text of his speech is available here. This confirms the implementation of the power-sharing deal.

The deal required a constitutional amendment. The full text of the amendment is available here. At the risk of making this a ‘dog that did not bark’ post, the text confirms that, despite having a prime minister, Zimbabwe does not now have a semi-presidential constitution, as defined in this blog.

The text of the amendment confirms the analysis in a previous post. Neither the Cabinet nor the Council of Ministers is responsible to the legislature. So, constitutionally, Zimbabwe remains a presidential system.

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