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Will there be a referendum for the new constitution?

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There is no doubt one cannot promulgate a new constitution that has reworked many provisions of the 1997 Constitution that are entrenched clauses without a referendum. A referendum would be absolutely essential to put any new constitution into force. This is why electoral reform is necessary to facilitate voter registration before the holding of a referendum.

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