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EU elections monitoring team in ahead of August 11 polls

General News EU elections monitoring team in ahead of August 11 polls

Government has commended the European Union (EU) for the financial support it has continued to render to Zambia to successfully hold elections.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba said government cherishes the excellent long standing and cordial relations with the EU of ensuring that good democratic principles and governance are adhered to.

Mr. Kabala reaffirmed government’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relationship with the EU based on mutuality, trust and respect.

The Minister said this when he met an advance delegation from the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) Team to Zambia.

The advance team of the EU Election Observation Mission is in the country to carry out feasibility assessment for deployment of its election observers ahead of the 2016 presidential and general elections.

The team is also scheduled to meet various stakeholders including the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and political parties among others.

And Mr. Kalaba thanked the EU for taking part in the election observation missions in Zambia over the years.

Mr. Kalaba reaffirmed government’s desire to abide by the electoral regulations to ensure free and fair elections.

And EU Ambassador to Zambia Alessandro Mariani said the EU stands ready to engage in productive meetings with government ahead of the August 2016 general elections.

Mr. Mariani reaffirmed the EU’s continued support to Zambia in all areas of cooperation for mutual benefit.


  1. I hope that they have come as an elections monitoring team and not as tourists.
    Let them find out the reasons for having the ballot papers printed in Dubai.
    They should also meet the government heard on over the selective POA.

  2. EU elections advance monitoring team should engage with government over the printing of ballot papers.
    Credibility of a free and fair election begins with credibility of its preparation in terms of documentation, transportation, security and mode of voting put in place. To view the current environment and deduce that all is well is far fetched from truth. Violence and intimidations is rampant while opposition is not allowed to campaign freely in the country. EU has to come clean on Zambia and avoid being associated with ugly situations characterised in other African countries held elections recently, ie; Uganda, Rwanda, CAR etc.

  3. Let them come RB has done such things before in Kenya and Uganda. We know who is winning and how their report will bend towards their desired candidate. who can vote for a person who does not have his own image? If lungu starts going to church HH will join. If lungu starts putting on caps HH will start The govt told you that dollar is global issue you refused but told you want us to belive you that the gain of our kwacha is global. What new things can we get from HH?

  4. how can i be a member aim a hold of grade 12 school certificate as well as a diploma in Secondary school teaching but not yet employed , call me +260979124933

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