Zimbabwe Enacts New Constitution Ahead of Elections

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has signed into law a long-awaited, new constitution that curbs administrative powers and clears the way for new elections.

The constitution was overwhelmingly approved by voters during a referendum earlier this year. Both main parties in Zimbabwe’s power-sharing government support it.

A new constitution was one of the conditions of the 2008 deal between President Mugabe and his longtime opponent Morgan Tsvangirai, who is now prime minister.

The new …