Zimbabwe’s diaspora not allowed to vote
- November 17, 2016
Zimbabwe’s electoral commission announced that Zimbabweans in the diaspora will not be allowed to vote in the countries where they live in the election due in 2018. Despite the constitutional amendment of 2013 which gives the diaspora population the vote.
The electoral commission explained that people living abroad would have to come to their home country to register, and then again to vote. This has been done because new laws have not been put in place since the constitution was amended. The current law limits postal votes to those in government service abroad.
This decision of the commission decision is acting as a huge blow to the millions of Zimbabweans in the diaspora.
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