Zambia cancels elections in three constituencies

Three constituencies in Zambia will not have their parliamentary elections on 12 August as the electoral commission has called for fresh nominations.

The move comes after one parliamentary candidate from one of the constituencies died and the other two resigned.

The Zambian constitution states that fresh nominations be held if a candidate dies or resigns.

After the end of the fresh nomination period, the electoral body is given time to print new ballot papers and organise the election.

This will go past the 12 August date that the country is set to hold its general election.

The three constituencies affected are:

  • Mandevu – ZUSD candidate died
  • Lusaka Central – ruling Patriotic Front candidate resigned
  • Mpulungu – Democratic Party candidate resigned.

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