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#ZEICSummit
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#ZEICSummit

The Zambia Elections Information Centre successfully hosted an interactive online summit on 5th August 2016, ahead of the 11th August Zambia Election. The information Centre whose main objective is to be a source of credible real time information around all topics relating to the Zambia Election organised the session that allowed for questions from the public to be responded to by a panel of representatives’...

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10 Aug 2016
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Press statement: ZEIC Appalled by Civil Servants Engaging in Partisan Politics

Lusaka, 21 July 2016: The Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) Council of Elders is greatly appalled by the conduct of some civil servants who are meddling in partisan politics ahead of the of August 11 general elections. Through the ZEIC platforms on SMS, social media, email and monitoring platforms, we have received numerous reports of civil servants such as District Commissioners who have gone all...

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21 Jul 2016
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Press Statement: ZEIC concerned with selective application of Public Order Act

Lusaka, 17 July 2016: The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) is concerned with the apparent selective application of the Public Order Act by the Zambia Police Service which appears to have skewed the environment in the campaigns for the August 11 elections. Currently, the application of the Public Order Act is largely seen as selective and unfair, and affecting the...

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17 Jul 2016
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Press Statement: ZEIC Condemns Chawama Violence

  Lusaka, 09 July 2016: The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) are deeply saddened by the killing of a political cadre in Chawama Constituency, Lusaka, on Friday 8th July 2016. We strongly condemn political violence as it prevents people from freely exercising their constitutional right of participating democratic processes such as elections. The loss of life in political violence, as...

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09 Jul 2016
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ZEIC On The Referendum

Lusaka, 05 July 2016: The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) is concerned that people still do not understand the Referendum, why it is coming and how they will participate in it. Our citizens’ platforms are showing that there are still a lot of misunderstandings on what voting in the Referendum entails, and some citizens appear to confuse the referendum with...

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06 Jul 2016
ZEIC conducts training for gender monitors
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ZEIC conducts training for gender monitors

On 29th June 2016, the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) conducted a national Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on monitoring elections from a gender perspective. The training looked at practical ways of monitoring the portrayal and profiling of women in the 2016 elections, as well as monitoring the involvement of women as voters and candidates in the August General Elections. The trainers who were trained...

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30 Jun 2016
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ZEIC On Violence

Lusaka, 12 June 2016: The Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC), a multi-stakeholder information collection and sharing platform that seeks to enhance the credibility of the 11 August 2016 elections, has in the past few weeks received numerous reports of violence involving rival political party supporters. Motivated by the need to see credible, peaceful, free and fair elections in Zambia, as the ZEIC Council of Elders...

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28 Jun 2016
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ZEIC On Women Adoption

Lusaka, 19th June 2016: The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) have followed with keen interest the debates around the low adoption of women as candidates to contest in the forthcoming General Elections. We are concerned that very few women were adopted to contest as President or Running Mate, Members of Parliament, Mayors, Council Chairpersons and Councilors. Elections like the ones...

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28 Jun 2016
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ZEIC On Public Education And Awareness

Lusaka 26th June: The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) urged the media to effectively play its role of informing and educating the nation in a manner that will contribute to enhanced credibility of the 11th August general elections.   The media has an important role of educating citizens on various aspects of the electoral process, bringing out fundamental issues that...

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28 Jun 2016
What are Free and Fair Elections?
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What are Free and Fair Elections?

ZAMBIA has since the return of multiparty democracy in 1991 held seven presidential elections of which two were as result of the death of the incumbent president. In all of these elections, the international community has held that they elections were free and fair. According to a paper entitled ‘Perspective on Zambia 2016 Elections – How Prepared Is Zambia?’ by Francis Chigunta, a free and...

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