COPAC's Final Narrative Report to Parliament - Feb 2013.doc

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These vest in the legislature, judiciary and the executive respectively 17.1 THE EXECUTIVE The Executive a) How should executive power be organized and distributed? (Should there be a President, a Prime Minister or both?) b) How should they be elected/appointed? c) Should all ministers be MPs? d) Should all ministers not be MPs? e) Should some ministers be MPs and others not? f) How should ministers be appointed? 17.2 THE LEGISLATURE The Legislature a) How many Houses of Parliament should 24 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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we have? b) Should there be MPs who are appointed? c) Should MPs be allowed to cross the floor with their seats? d) Should any seats be reserved for: (i)women (ii)traditional leaders (iii)the disabled (iv)special interest groups 17.3 THE JUDICIARY The Judiciary a) How should our court system be organized? b) How should judges be appointed? 18. ELECTORAL SYSTEMS There are a number of electoral systems obtaining in the world, the common of which are the first past the post system, the proportional representation system and the hybrid system comprising of the two. What type of electoral system should Zimbabwe have? First past the post? Proportional representation? Hybrid? First Past the Post System This whereby the person with the highest number of votes becomes the elected representative of the electorate Proportional Representation This is a system whereby the elected people are determined by the proportion of votes obtained by each party Hybrid System 25 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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This is where some of the representatives are elected on the basis of the first past the post system and others on the basis of proportional representation. 19. INDEPENDENT PUBLIC OFFICES These are specialized executive offices of government performing important executive or oversight functions. a) What independent public offices should be created in the constitution and how should they be appointed? b) How should the constitution provide for: (i) The Attorney General? (ii) Auditor and Comptroller General? (ii) Public Protector/Ombudsman? c) What are the functions of the Attorney General that should be provided for in the constitution? d) Should the Attorney General who is the legal advisor to government also be the national prosecutor? 20. INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS Specialized constitutional watchdogs for monitoring, promoting and enforcing rights and obligations in their areas of specialty. a) What independent commissions should be provided for in the constitution? b) How should their independence be protected? c) How should independent commissions be appointed? 21. EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONS Are bodies through which the state implements laws and policies. What executive commissions should be provided for in the constitution?
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  • Fall '17
  • Jane Moore
  • ........., Parliament of the United Kingdom, The Honourable, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Right Honourable, Constitution Select Committee

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