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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 13:48

A quick opinion poll carried out on Zambian Eye’s Facebook group page has revealed a close contest between the two front-runners in the January 20 presidential election, with Opposition United Party for National Development candidate Hakainde Hichilema leading his rival Edgar Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front by a margin of sev

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 13:44

Opposition UPND presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema has announced his proposed Roadmap to be used to enact a new constitution if elected in the January 20th Presidential election.
Below is the statement issued to Zambian Eye this morning.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 13:40

National Restoration Party (NAREP) Presidential candidate Elias Chipimo has suspended his campaigns for the January 20 Presidential election.
Chipimo says he has put his campaigns on hold with immediate to enable him spend more time with his father, Elias Sr., who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 13:36

The opposition Forum for Democracy and Development FDD President has called on the Electoral Commission of the Zambia to find alternative  of transporting ballot papers if Defense Minister Edgar Lungu does not relinquish his position.
And Ms. Nawakwi has promised to embark on a vigorous campaign against corruption once put in office on 20th January.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:15

There is no legal framework upon which cabinet could fire Guy Lindsay Scott as Acting President of the Republic of Zambia. Guy Scott can only be fired if a question about his mental capacity or physical capability has arisen.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:10

There is something deceivingly charming about the monumental pronouncements that Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu has been making at his political rallies of late.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:07

The High and Supreme Courts have seen much activity over the past few weeks and days. Both the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and immediate past ruling party the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) have taken their internal battles to the courtroom.
Cases have been determined and winners have emerged. But the biggest losers have been the Zambian people.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:53

The Foundation for Democratic Process has questioned the pardoning of former sports deputy minister Stephen Masumba and former defence minister George Mpombo.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:51

Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province has voiced his concerns over the poor handling of the payment of farmers for the maize supplied to the Food Reserve Agency.
The traditional leader said that it was unfortunate that farmers had to resort to rioting for government to act on their demands.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:49

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia Chapter has challenged all 2015 Presidential candidates to state their position on laws that incriminate speech.
MISA Zambia wants candidates vying for the country’s presidency to tell the nation their position on the Access to Information Bill.

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