ZAMBIA: A successful democratic election

Saturday, November 22, 2008
LUSAKA Monday, November 03, 2008 (IRIN) - Zambia cemented its democratic credentials on 30 October in an election that observers judged free and fair, even though a defeated opposition leader has disputed the results in what was an exceptionally tight race. "The just-ended elections were credible, peaceful and transparent," said John Kunene, team leader of the electoral observer mission from the Southern African Development Community (SADC). "In the course of observing the elections, we noted...