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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tracking & assessing performance of the Media
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Tracking & assessing performance of the Media

The Media plays a crucial role during elections and have direct influence on the electorate’s vote. As the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC), we are mainly concerned with assessing media performance in terms of their compliance with professional and ethical rules. We are keen to ensure that Journalists perform their duties with transparency and accountability. Hence, we will be tracking how professional and ethical the...

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