Jul 10, 2016 . Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence. President Lungu has been in power for just over a year after winning a ballot triggered by the death of Michael Sata [Reuters]. Political campaigning in Zambia's capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes before next..
The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 11 August 2016, has a total of 166 members. 156 members are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple plurality (or first-past-the-post) system. Nine additional seats are filled through presidential appointment. The Vice President is..
Aug 11, 2016 . European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) was present in Zambia from 29 June to. 12 September . Problems with the results management system (RMS) contributed to the slow tabulation and .. the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) suspended the broadcasting licenses of three
Aug 16, 2017 . "It signifies the beginning of the reconciliation process, with the next elections being central," said Alex Ng'oma, a political science lecturer at the University of Zambia. Government and legal sources had told Reuters on Sunday that Zambia's government would drop the treason charges and free Hichilema..
But similar to experiences in other African countries and Eastern Europe, the Zambian democratic process has remained stuck in a 'transitional zone' between actual democracy and authoritarian systems. This article argues that Zambian elections fall short of the expectations of a democratic process due to the institutional..
Aug 12, 2016 . The election in Zambiaa country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidationis a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor. . Zambia is experiencing its deepest economic crisis in a decade as the price of copper, the country's main export, continues to drop
Improvement in the efficiency of Zambia's electoral system and the conduct of its elections has been uneven since the country's transition to multiparty politics in ... by human rights defenders, the HRC writes on its webpage, adding, other common human rights abuses by the officers include false arrests, illegal and over..
Aug 9, 2016 . Zambia is heading for the polls just 18 months after the last presidential election, which saw Edgar Lungu win by less than 28000 votes. BBC Focus on Africa editor . With the global fall in commodity prices, the economy of Africa's second largest copper producer has been struggling. Several mines have..