Chalo Chatu:Today's featured article/August 10, 2016

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia

A constitutional referendum will be held in Zambia on 11 August 2016 alongside general elections, a move designed to reduce the cost of the referendum. Voters will be asked whether they approve of proposed amendments to the bill of rights and Article 79, which dictates the process of future amendments. The referendum seeks to amend and enhance the Bill of rights; and, repeal and replace Article 79.Under the Bill of rights changes is the amendment of the "Civil and Political Rights", plus the addition of: "Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Right" section; and "Further and Special Rights" section. (Full article...)