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Voters must ignore the Referendum – UPND

The opposition UPND has urged Zambians to ignore the referendum as they cast their votes in a general election. UPND’s Cholwe Beyani said the opposition party and Civil Society Coalition are not part of the referendum. Below is the statement by Dr Beyani: The UPND and the civil society coalition to start with cannot be

Voting peaceful – FODEP

On the day of the General Election and Referendum, the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) through its monitors across the country, has observed that the voting process, which is currently underway, started peacefully. Our monitors across the country have observed that there were no critical incidences when voting started in the polling stations. Our monitors

Watermelon Campaign: Can history repeat itself?

By Mutinta Himunyanga The run-up to Zambia’s 11th of August 2016 elections has been characterised by violence and intimidation of political opponents. In addition, the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been facing allegations of abusing state institutions, such as the police, military and Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to bully perceived political opponents. In response to

Results to be announced after 48 hours

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it will announce the results of Thursday’s general elections after 48 hours. ECZ Chairman Justice Easau Chulu said after results are delivered to the totaling the centre, the Commission should announce the results in two days time. The ECZ Chairman said all is set for the general elections

Results centre launched

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has officially launched the National Results centre for the 2016 General Election at Mulungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka. ECZ Chairperson Justice Essau Chulu says the commission has made efforts to ensure that the election and referendum are conducted in a transparent, free and credible manner. Justice Chulu disclosed that all
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