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ECZ endorses 50 plus 1

Filed under: Breaking News,Politics |

ecz-logoThe Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ-has endorsed the fifty per cent plus one electoral threshold for a winning presidential candidate.


Making a submission before the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs chaired by Choma Central MP Cornerlius Mweetwa, ECZ Director Priscilla Isaac said the provision is good although it will be difficult to attain.


Ms Isaac, however, said the system has its own merits and demerits.


She also told the committee that it is unrealistic to conclude a presidential petition within 14 days. The commission has since proposed that 30 days would be more realistic.


Ms Isaac also supported the concept of having the election date prescribed in the constitution as it enhances planning.


She however said for the 2016 tripartite elections the second week of August may not be the ideal date as it has adverse implications on the voters register – ZNBC


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