03/19/2013 16:04 GMT
by Fanuel JONGWE
HARARE, March 19, 2013 (AFP) - 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.
"The majority of the votes were received in favour," said Lovemore Sekeramayi, the official in charge of the vote tally.