Polls close in Livingstone
Voting has closed in the re-scheduled Livingstone central parliamentary by-elections.
Polls opened this morning on a peaceful note but with poor voter turnout.
Counting of ballots is now underway with results expected to start trickling in after 19:00hours.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia postponed the Livingstone by elections which were initially sheduled to take place on 28th February, 2013 due to political violence in the area.
Four political parties are participating in the elections with the ruling Patriotic Front fielding in Evans Lawrence, Regina Musokotwane standing on the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) ticket, Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD’s) Fred Siasuntwe and United National Independence Party (UNIP’s) Green Mwanangombe.
Livingstone Central constituency has 67, 732 registered voters, 61 polling stations, 17 wards and 101 voting streams.