As tyrants come up against the presidential term-limits included in many multi-party constitutions, a significant number are refusing to relinquish power. Instead, a good number of leaders have sought to secure a third term.
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Results of elections in Zambia are questionable but a democracy exists, although it's future progress isn't guaranteed. According to Freedom House, "the president and the unicameral National Assembly are elected to serve concurrent five-year terms. The National Assembly includes 150 elected members, as well as up to 8 members appointed by the president." Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archive.
Unusual nature of an opposition leader’s treason charge has some Zambians questioning country’s stability
South Africa’s opposition leader says was manhandled and assaulted by Zambian security forces
Zambian politics has become significantly more violent since the 2016 election campaign
Zambian police have detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for committing treason
With the world population having more women than men, it should be clear that with the right political environment women should gain more public elections for government.
How far has the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission gone in implementing recommendations from the last elections? How is the biometric voter registration system going to work?
The success or failure of Zambian elections should be judged in relation to other African democracies
Regulator’s move to shutter more important Zambian media organizations is move in the wrong direction
Many African opposition parties mistakenly refuse to accept defeat and take little action between elections