Zambia dissolves parliament ahead of elections

Zambia’s parliament has been dissolved exactly 90 days before the upcoming general election.

The House held its last sitting on Wednesday and announced it will formally dissolve today.

The Zambian constitution requires that Parliament is dissolved 90 days before the next election. Zambians will head to the polls on August 21.

The UK has contributed 500,000 pounds to a democracy programme managed by the UN Development Programme ahead of the elections.

It will support a democratic election while ensuring legitimacy and fairness during the electoral process.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu is seeking re-election and has in the past assured international partners of free and fair elections.

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