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EU congratulates Lungu but….

The European Union has congratulated President-elect Edgar Lungu and says it looks forward to deepening its partnership with the Republic of Zambia. The EU Election Observation Mission has noted that Zambians turned out in large numbers to vote in the August 11 general elections and says its preliminary assessment found that voting was peaceful and generally

Inauguration date set as petition looms

Government has set August 23, 2016 as the inauguration day for the President-elect and his Vice, according to a statement released by Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska. This is despite the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) indicating that they will petition the election of Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina.

ECZ erred when banning questions during briefings

The Young African Leaders Initiative – YALI has condemned the  Electoral Commission of Zambia’s decision to not to allow stakeholders to ask questions on the presidential results it is announcing. YALI governance advisor Isaac Mwanza in a statement on Saturday stated that despite their disapproval of the confrontational manner United Party for National Development legal

Unexploded hand grenade: It’s not over!

By Brian Mulenga As UPND file a petition, the effects will be earth shaking. The President cannot take office until the petition is heard. A Presidential Election Petition is a long complex affair. Edgar Lungu may only be inaugurated in October. We might even have another election. If I was Edgar Lungu I would get
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