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.



Election Campaign and Media

In accordance with the official election timetable issued by the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 3 August 2011, the official campaigns for the General Elections commenced on 29 July 2011 and concluded at 06.00 on 18 September 2011. The introduction of a two-day “cooling off” period, prior to the Election Day on 20 September 2011, was a new innovation. The programme for the campaign rallies of Presidential candidates was coordinated by the Electoral Commission of Zambia, in consultation with the parties and police.


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