Zimbabwe: Polity Style: 1980-2022

11 Nov 1965 - 12 Dec 1979 see Rhodesia
18 Apr 1980 Southern Rhodesia became an independent state under the name of Zimbabwe in accordance with Section 1.1 of the Zimbabwe Act 1979 (passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons 12 Dec 1979, House of Lords 17 Dec 1979; received Royal Assent 20 Dec 1979, took effect on the date [18 Apr 1980] fixed by the Zimbabwe Independence Order 1980) (Southern Rhodesia Government Gazette, No. 4, 18 Jan 1980, p. 45; Supplement to the Southern Rhodesia Government Gazette, No. 4, 18 Jan 1980, in The Statute Law of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, December 1979 to December 1980, pp. 159-172; Southern Rhodesia Government Gazette, Extra, No. 28, 20 Mar 1980, p. 259; Supplement to the Southern Rhodesia Government Gazette, No. 28, 20 Mar 1980, in The Statute Law of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, December 1979 to December 1980, p. 209) [1]
18 Apr 1980 constituted as Zimbabwe in accordance with the Constitution of 1979 as part of the Zimbabwe Constitution Order 1979 (published as Statutory Instrument 1979 No. 1600 bound with Southern Rhodesia Government Gazette, No. 79, 28 Dec 1979; effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.2)
18 Apr 1980 - 17 Apr 1991 Zimbabwe
17 Apr 1991 name of the state is changed in accordance with Section 2 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 11) Act 1990 (Government Gazette, No. 10, 15 Feb 1991, p. 139; Government Gazette, 1990, Supplement (Acts), pp. 395-400) [2]
17 Apr 1991 - 22 May 2013 Republic of Zimbabwe
22 May 2013 name of the state is changed in accordance with Section 1 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013 (Government Gazette, No. 38, Extra, 22 May 2013, p. 571; Government Gazette, 1990, Supplement (Acts), 2013, pp. 1-151) [3]
22 May 2013 - Zimbabwe

[1] Full title: An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Zimbabwe of fully responsible status as a Republic.
[2] Full title: An Act to amend the Constitution of Zimbabwe and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
[3] Full title: An Act to repeal and substitute the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
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