EU EOM in Zambia undertaking elections observation this morning_1
EU EOM in Zambia undertaking elections observation this morning

The European Union congratulates President-elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu and looks forward to deepening its partnership with the Republic of Zambia.

The people of Zambia participated in large numbers in the general elections on 11 August 2016.
The EU Election Observation Mission’s preliminary assessment found that voting was peaceful and generally well administered. Yet, the EU Election Observation Mission found the elections marred by systematic bias in the state media and restrictions on the campaign.

The EU expects all the political parties and electoral stakeholders to act in order to preserve peace, stability and tolerance in the country. Existing legal channels should be used to address possible complaints.

The EU Election Observation Mission will remain in the country until completion of the electoral process and will issue a final report with recommendations within two months.

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  1. THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HAVE SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES WITH A MONUMENTAL TASK!!
    IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN THE TWO CASES THEY HAVE HAD TO HEAR SO FAR – & IT WILL ALSO ASK OF THEMSELVES OF WHETHER THEIR JUDGEMENTS WILL BE FOUND TO BE CONTRADICTORY!

    IT IS ONE THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY, BECAUSE IT WILL, ONCE & FOR ALL, CHANGE ZAMBIA IN A LOT OF ASPECTS, NOT JUST POLITICAL!!

    SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY REFERRED TO IT AS THE “STRESS TEST” FOR THIS “YOUNG” COURT – FOR CERTAIN, THIS SHALL BE SO!

    BUT WHY IS THIS SO??????

    THIS IS BECOZ WHAT THEY DECIDE, WILL LEGITIMIZE A SERIES OF PROCESSES!!

    THEIR JUDGEMENT WILL DO ONE OF TWO THINGS, LEGITIMIZE or REFUSE TO LEGITIMIZE THE FOLLOWING:

    1] GRAND CORRUPTION
    2] TRIBALISM
    3] GRAND ELECTORAL FRAUD
    4] TYRANNICAL GOVERNANCE
    5]…

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    • …. DISENFRANCHISE THE ELECTORATE on a GRAND SCALE
      6] MAKE DEMOCRACY IRRELEVANT & THE PROCESS POINTLESS AS IT IT’S CORE LIES PLURALITY!
      7] EVERYTHING WE RECOGNISE AS BAD FOR SOCIETY!! (Becoz all of those things have happened in this Election)

      FOR IT’S CREDIBILITY, one would be looking to a CERTAIN JUDGEMENT, with NO DOUBTS HANGING, basically, an UNQUESTIONABLE JUDGEMENT!
      FOR THE CONCOURT, it is not about pride or trying to make history, BUT ABOUT UPHOLDING THE MORALS OF OUR SOCIETY/COUNTRY – for this JUDGEMENT WILL DICTATE THE DIRECTION THE COUNTRY TAKES US, but MORE SO THE FUTURE OF GENERATIONS TO COME!!

      ONE HAS TO NOTE, INFAMOUS TYRANTS DIDN’T “MAKE THEMSELVES”, THE WERE MADE BY THE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES THAT TOLERATED THEM – NONE HAVE EVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL, WE ALL KNOW HOW THEY…

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    • ….KNOW HOW THEY HAVE ENDED.

      ONE HAS TO NOTE, that the PRAISES, being PROFFERED OVER THE RECENT ELECTION, ARE CAREFULLY WORDED:
      1] UN SEC GEN has CONGRATULATED THE COUNTRY ON MAIN, A PEACEFUL ELECTION & NOT LUNGU
      2] HE Jakaya Kikwete CONGRATULATED Lungu based on an INTERIM REPORT, & basically POLITICALLY CORRECT to offer congratulations being present in person.
      3] The CARTER CENTRE has “MAY HAVE RECOGNISED” Lungu – WHY DO I DOUBT: THE FOUNDATION PUBLICISES SUCH STATEMENTS, rather than middle of the night phone calls! One has just to READ THE PARAGRAPH ON “COUNTING”, to doubt the VERACITY OF THAT PHONE CALL!
      4] EUOM has not YET CONCLUDED as “FAIR” & proceeded to Congratulate Lungu
      5] No SITTING PRESIDENT (I maybe wrong) has yet COME OUT TO CONGRATULATE Lungu – as they have to WAIT…

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    • Everyone knows the elections were free and fair except for a select few from a certain province.

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    • @Katondo Boys; We are fade up of your screaming! If you want someone to read your writing, don’t use all caps!

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    • Listen Garry Nkhombo………..
      THE WAY FORWARD FOR ZAMBIA AND THE UPND
      on behalf of the people of mazabuka whom I represent I would love to send a congratulatory message to the president elect HE. Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, we fought a good a fight and gave u a tough race nevertheless Zambia decided.
      We feel the issue of a petition is not necessary because we put the wellbeing of the people of Zambia first, we will not allow people put their personal egos first at the back of national peace and unity we therefore urge the listening UPND members to forge ahead and prepare for 2021.
      The way forward for the UPND is to rebrand for 2021 by making sure an overhaul of the entire national party structure is conducted starting from the position of presidency to the sections, let us show them that…

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    • ………., let us show them that we are a democratic party.
      Thank You.
      Garry Nkombo
      UPND mazabuka member of parliament

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    • @ 1. Ni Constitutional Court ya nyoko iwe? PF have won hands down, but you keep moaning. When are you UPND minions going to grow up?

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    • @fake Katondo boys
      It’s game over my friend….find something else to do…just look how your comments have become somehow nonsensical……

      Elections are over and people have gotten back to their daily bustling and hustling….let politicians grind it out….

      …..meanwhile Vessel PF has docked already

      Talk to you in 2021 if at all you will still be on this platform.

      PS: I shipped a cocktail of formaldehyde,glutaraldehyde plus methanol. Don’t forget to add sulphuric acid the one I shipped before the elections……….

      I work as an embalmer and so I will embalm you for free as “my dear brother “….free no charge

      Edgar Lungu 5 more years

      I than you

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    • I had posted this on Zambiareports and Lusaka Times and repeat hereunder.
      There is no restraint and in fact Chief Justice and the Cabinet Secretary are under obligation to swear in the President Elect.
      Read hereunder-

      1. Section 105 is the section for swearing in of the
      President Elect.

      2. Sub-section 105(2) states that The President
      elect shall be sworn into office on Tuesday
      following-
      (a) the seventh day after the date of declaration
      of the presidential election results, if no
      petition has been filed in accordance with
      Article 103; or
      (b) the seventh day after the date on which the
      Constitutional Court declares the elections
      to be valid.

      3. Please note -Article 101 of the Constitution deals
      with Presidential elections
      Article 101 has its own appeal provisions…

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    • 3. Please note -Article 101 of the Constitution deals
      with Presidential elections
      Article 101 has its own appeal provisions to
      Constitution Court, complete in all respects.

      4. Article 102 deals with Disqualifications for RUN
      OFF.

      5 Article 103 follows with similar provisions (ditto
      of Article 101) for a petition to Constitution Court
      in case a petition is made to Constitutional Court
      for nullification of President Elect.
      6. This Article is immediately after Article 102
      which covers Disqualification for RUN OFF
      7. Article 105 (2) (a) mandates that a President
      elect shall be sworn into office by the Chief
      Justice, if no petition is filed under Article 103.
      8. What it means is that President Lungu who has been declared President Elect under First Ballot, qualifies to be…

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    • 8. What it means is that President Lungu who has been declared President Elect under First Ballot, qualifies to be sworn in under Article 105(2) (a) as any petition to the Constitution Court by UPND, HH or any other person falls under Article 101 and not under Article 103. Any petition filed under Article 103 will automatically be defective and thrown out. The Chief Justice is under obligation as per the Constitution to swear into office President Lungu
      9. Article 103 (3) talking about Speaker acting as President during the period of a petition to Constitutional Court does not apply to President elect who is so declared by the Returning Officer under Article 101 (first ballot)

      10. This Article is further strengthened by Article 106(2) which states that – A President shall hold office…

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    • 10. This Article is further strengthened by Article 106(2) which states that – A President shall hold office from the date the President elect is sworn into office and ending on the date the next President Elect is sworn into office

      11. Constitutional logic is that a President Elect who is an incumbent and is declared a winner on First Ballot has the mandate of the voters under previous elections to continue as President till a new President elect is declared by Returning Officer or in case of an appeal till second ballot results are declared and if an petition is made then Speaker shall take over as his mandate from second ballot is challenged.

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  2. …. DISENFRANCHISE THE ELECTORATE on a GRAND SCALE
    6] MAKE DEMOCRACY IRRELEVANT & THE PROCESS POINTLESS AS IT IT’S CORE LIES PLURALITY!
    7] EVERYTHING WE RECOGNISE AS BAD FOR SOCIETY!! (Becoz all of those things have happened in this Election)

    FOR IT’S CREDIBILITY, one would be looking to a CERTAIN JUDGEMENT, with NO DOUBTS HANGING, basically, an UNQUESTIONABLE JUDGEMENT!
    FOR THE CONCOURT, it is not about pride or trying to make history, BUT ABOUT UPHOLDING THE MORALS OF OUR SOCIETY/COUNTRY – for this JUDGEMENT WILL DICTATE THE DIRECTION THE COUNTRY TAKES US, but MORE SO THE FUTURE OF GENERATIONS TO COME!!

    ONE HAS TO NOTE, INFAMOUS TYRANTS DIDN’T “MAKE THEMSELVES”, THE WERE MADE BY THE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES THAT TOLERATED THEM – NONE HAVE EVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL, WE ALL KNOW HOW THEY…

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    • You seem to have too much time on your fingers my friend. When was the last time you had a real job? Get a life.

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    • I had posted this on Zambiareports and Lusaka Times and repeat hereunder.
      There is no restraint and in fact Chief Justice and the Cabinet Secretary are under obligation to swear in the President Elect.
      Read hereunder-

      1. Section 105 is the section for swearing in of the
      President Elect.

      2. Sub-section 105(2) states that The President
      elect shall be sworn into office on Tuesday
      following-
      (a) the seventh day after the date of declaration
      of the presidential election results, if no
      petition has been filed in accordance with
      Article 103; or
      (b) the seventh day after the date on which the
      Constitutional Court declares the elections
      to be valid.

      3. Please note -Article 101 of the Constitution deals
      with Presidential elections
      Article 101 has its own appeal provisions…

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  3. ….KNOW HOW THEY HAVE ENDED.

    ONE HAS TO NOTE, that the PRAISES, being PROFFERED OVER THE RECENT ELECTION, ARE CAREFULLY WORDED:
    1] UN SEC GEN has CONGRATULATED THE COUNTRY ON MAIN, A PEACEFUL ELECTION & NOT LUNGU
    2] HE Jakaya Kikwete CONGRATULATED Lungu based on an INTERIM REPORT, & basically POLITICALLY CORRECT to offer congratulations being present in person.
    3] The CARTER CENTRE has “MAY HAVE RECOGNISED” Lungu – WHY DO I DOUBT: THE FOUNDATION PUBLICISES SUCH STATEMENTS, rather than middle of the night phone calls! One has just to READ THE PARAGRAPH ON “COUNTING”, to doubt the VERACITY OF THAT PHONE CALL!
    4] EUOM has not YET CONCLUDED as “FAIR” & proceeded to Congratulate Lungu
    5] No SITTING PRESIDENT (I maybe wrong) has yet COME OUT TO CONGRATULATE Lungu – as they have to WAIT…

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    • @Fake Katondo boys, Why are you shouting on top of your voice and on anthill…HH has lost legitimacy of the National Management Committee of the UPND and no one is any longer scared of the Supreme Leader HH and Gary Nkombo or any ‘Bull’ of that committee will soon take over the leadership of UPND because there is time for everything…

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    • I had posted this on Zambiareports and Lusaka Times and repeat hereunder.
      There is no restraint and in fact Chief Justice and the Cabinet Secretary are under obligation to swear in the President Elect.
      Read hereunder-

      1. Section 105 is the section for swearing in of the
      President Elect.

      2. Sub-section 105(2) states that The President
      elect shall be sworn into office on Tuesday
      following-
      (a) the seventh day after the date of declaration
      of the presidential election results, if no
      petition has been filed in accordance with
      Article 103; or
      (b) the seventh day after the date on which the
      Constitutional Court declares the elections
      to be valid.

      3. Please note -Article 101 of the Constitution deals
      with Presidential elections
      Article 101 has its own appeal provisions…

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  4. Katondo Boys we are fade up of your continued misplacement of facts and one track mindedness. Please get a life.
    Well said Hon. Garry Nkombo.

    Viva PF Viva ECL

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  5. KK was right to bring a one party state, only that he stayed long… Otherwise, lets use regional rotating of presidency only… It can work… Lets have One party and then rotate… Each region – 5 years!!! Maybe it can help… Otherwise I see red here!!! I am not a prophet of doom,,, but I see a lot of hate speech across tribes… I fear for my children… I am just entering the senior citizen group… I m 54 years and never see such hate amongst ourselves… Rwanda and Burundi and to some extent in Kenya started the same way… God forbid for Zambia.

    Ba Lungu, my humble advise… See what Solomon did and that woman? I know you are a Christian. Act wisely… Some leaders are bent on destroying what you have built so far!!!

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    • You just wasting time debating.We the people of Barotseland have already decided and indeed gave a vote of no convidence in Lungu Edgar and therefore are very confident that we shall form our own Government separate from the old Zambia ,which shall called the Zambezi republic.The bounderies of this new state shall be those of those of 1911.Thus North Eastern Rhodesia(Eastern,Nothern and Luapula) and North western(Western,Southern,LSK,Central,Parts of Copperbelt and North western province).This decision was arrived at after a serious observation that we have nothing in common with the Bemba and Nyanjas.This movement is final and is backed by all in Barosteland. Our freedom fighters who are in Jails all over the Barosteland should be strong as freedom will come soon.

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  6. @Fake Katondo boys
    It’s game over my friend…this game was over in 90 minutes of play..no extra time..no penalty shoot out..please find something productive to do with your life..just look how your comments have become somehow nonsensical…

    Elections are over and the beautiful people of Zambia have gotten back to their usual bustling and hustling..let politicians grind it out..

    Meanwhile Vessel PF has docked already..

    Talk to you in 2021 if at all you will still be on this platform

    God bless all Lusaka times bloggers UPND,PF,FDD,Rainbow,FDD etc

    Jay Jay…Ndobo…Spaka like lilo…take care guys

    Edgar 5 more years

    I thank you

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    • And there is the problem right there…you assume this is a football match where one team wins and celebrates waits for the next tournament…that is the selfsame mindset that is taking NOWHERE!!

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  7. Guy Scott jumped ship thinking Ubwato was sinking. They instead jumped in the mouth of a shark.

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    • Mulenga Sata is now crying cos his father’s party is excelli whilst he will in opposition. Anyway he eat his father’s benefits

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  8. Petitioning results is a waste of time, why do you think sata never petitioned when he lost the last time? State machinery is in control now, ecl is president already, what ever concourt decides has to go through ecl. So hh you are wasting your time, you will never be president, just forget and move on to something else.

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  9. PUBLIC MEDIA SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT EVEN PAY TAX TO ABUSE THEM. ON THE OTHER HAND, TO BOTH TEAMS, LETS HEED THE PRESIDENT’S CALL TO MAINTAIN PEACE. LET US LEAVE IT TO THE COURT FOR NOW. THOSE WHO ARE SAYING NOTHING WILL CHANGE, IS THAT AN INDICATION THAT OUR COURTS ARE TOOTHLESS? OR ARE U SAYING PF IS ABOVE THE LAW AND ARE UNTOUCHABLE? MY THINKING IS THAT ANY CASE BEFORE THE COURTS OF LAW STANDS A 50 50 CHANCE EITHER WAY. IN THE SAME MANNER, LET US UNDERSTAND THAT THIS CASE MAY GO EITHER WAY. UNLIKE CARDERS WHO WORK WITH CONFRONTATIONS, THE COURT WORKS WITH EVIDENCE

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  10. In democractic states there ar no winners and losers,hh and sata have bn the beacon of our multiparty system.without these two men,mmd would hav bn in power controling maybe 95% of mps,same to upnd without it we would be living under one party state.unfortunately most of bloggers here hav no clue wht one party state machine does.

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  11. How come GBM is suddenly dumb, voiceless or mauless. What has happened iwe ka gbm? Na u lwala?

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  12. I was just thinking loud!!! For augments sake, the parties exchanged candidates, Lungu standing on UPND and HH on PF, Can someone tell me what can happen? Please I need your honest answers…

    Thank you.

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  13. More lies by PF looking for important organisations and people to legitimise their vote stealing.

    Who from the EU congratulated lungu, can you give us a name or contact.

    Just like how PF are trying to drag a 92 year old humanitarian jimmy carter ati he phoned lungu. plezzzz. Go to the carter center Web site not a mention of lungu.

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    • Just accept the election results. Zambians are tired of nonsensical campaigns and two years of noise.

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    • We have moved on but the lies from PF just gets better and one can not ignore to pass a comment.

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  14. Metals and Oil have rebounded on the New York stock exchange. They are beginning to sell for higher price points. This is great News for Zambia and Africa as a whole.

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  15. As much as anything, I am happy GBM is not vice president. Thank you Jesus and the people of Zambia on that one note.

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  16. GBM is a rich man and son of a chief with houses is South Africa.
    He doesn’t live in a dirty compound where open sewers run across ones front door or sitting or veranda.
    Gbm has companies that produce your dinner, but soon the IMF Will put a price on that. Poverty and hunger will be the rule of law in Zambia. Since people are used to this, then there I’d nothing to lose!

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  17. Truth be told. African problems can only be solved by Africans. The so called EU and US, right now they own our Copper and IMF will came to increase the debt york even further. Why would they want to change that status quo? We are exactly where they want us to be as ’21 century slaves’. Those of you celebrating, ask yourselves a simple question, could they accept such an election in Europe or US? And BTW Kabila will soon do the same in Congo to continue the supply chain of raw materials. Africa this is your century, wake up people.

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