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Vol 59 No 25

Published 21st December 2018


Zambia

Lungu's to lose

President Edgar Lungu has got his wish and been given leave by the Constitutional Court to stand for a third term of office. Critics will say he effectively granted his wish to himself, since he appointed all the members of the court, who approved the controversial application unanimously on 7 December. His claim was that because he came to office after a by-election, he did not serve a full term. He was elected in January 2015 after the death in office of President Michael Sata and re-elected in August 2016.

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