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Vol 58 No 6

Published 17th March 2017


Lungu’s terms and conditions

The President is confident that judges will rubber-stamp his eligibility to stand again in 2021. If not, a two-thirds majority in Parliament is within easy reach

President Edgar Lungu had barely begun his second term of office this year when he declared himself ready for another. Although the constitution states that no president who has held office twice may stand again, Lungu thinks otherwise. He is confident the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) will back him. After all, he appointed its judges last year. There is great interest, however, in the timing of his move.

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