Presidential election set for January 20

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ecz-logoInterim President Guy Scott has announced that the country will hold the Presidential by-election on Tuesday January 20, 2015, reports Zambian Eye Correspondent.

The Presidential by-election has been necessitated following the death of President Michael Sata on October 28, 2014. The by-election will chose the successor to President Sata.

Dr. Scott says the announcement is in accordance with article 38 section one of the constitution of Zambia. He says the article states that if the Office of President becomes vacant by reason of the President’s death, an election to the office shall be held in within 90 days from the date of the office becoming vacant.

Speaking during a media briefing Tuesday afternoon, Dr Scott also thanked praised the general public for maturity, love and peace exhibited during the mourning period of late President Michael Sata.

Dr Scott also hopeful that the peace will continue even during campaigns and on January 20, the election day.

The ruling Patriotic Front is yet to pick a candidate for the election that is likely to be highly contested.

The opposition MMD by Tuesday evening were reported to have agreed to pick Rupiah Banda as the party candidate.

 

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3 Responses to Presidential election set for January 20

  1. Gay Scott well done, this is the end of PF and Edcar Lungu. Vote for HH of UPND in 2015.

    chandalala pact
    November 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm
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  2. The finger is pointing at hh to lead zambia. he has my vote.

    kimbo
    November 19, 2014 at 3:50 am
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  3. Only hh can give us constitution and fix coruption

    Aisaya
    November 19, 2014 at 3:54 am
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