Source:The Lusaka Times (Lusaka)
Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Zambia's President, Rupiah Banda, has set Tuesday, September 20, 2011, as the date for the upcoming tripartite elections.
Although election day is not currently an automatic public holiday in Zambia, the government of Zambia did declare a one-off public holiday on Thursday, October 30, 2008 (2008-10-23), on the occasion of the presidential election to replace former President Levy Mwanawasa, who had recently died (2008-08-26).
In addition, last year (2010-02-07), the executive director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), Reverend Pukuta Mwanza, had recommended to the parliamentary committee on legal affairs, governance, human rights and gender matters, that Election Day should be declared a public holiday in election years to maximize voter turnout.
Our local sources in Zambia expect Tuesday, September 20, 2011, the date of the upcoming tripartite elections, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Zambia.
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