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Zimbabweans approve new constitution by landslide

A man reads an issue of the state-controlled daily The Herald in Harare on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Thumbs up for draft constitution". Almost 95 percent of Zimbabweans voted in favour of a new constitution that would trim President Robert Mugabe'Almost 95 percent of Zimbabweans have voted in favour of a new constitution that would trim President Robert Mugabe's powers and pave the way for new elections, results showed Tuesday. Tallies of the weekend referendum released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission showed 3,079,966 voters backed the new constitution and 179,489 were against.