Zambia General Elections, 20 September 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Zambia General Elections. The Group was led by former Nigeria Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and comprised 12 eminent persons in total.



Conclusions and Recommendations

The 20 September 2011 elections in Zambia were the country’s 5th multi-party elections and despite some shortcomings represent further progress for the country in strengthening its democratic processes. Many of the benchmarks for democratic elections have been met, even though some shortcomings do remain to be addressed for the future, and overall the process was credible.


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