Sweden to send election observers to Zambia

Sweden is prepared to send 10 election observers to the upcoming elections in Zambia, according to a cabinet decision on July 14.

The elections are likely to be held at the end of September, but the definite date will be known when President Banda dissolves parliament.

”The election obervers are tasked with ensuring that the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections are held in accordance with international norms,” Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson said in a statement.

She added that the monitors could also ”help reduce tensions and increase confidence in the democractic process.”

The cabinet decision was made after a request from the European Union. The monitors were to be selected and trained by the government aid agency Sida, the statement said.

One Comment

  1. Mwamba Mathews
    Posted 11 september 2011 at 12:23 f m | Permalink

    WE AWAIT YOUR COMING TO ZAMBIA TO MONITOR TRIPATITE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON 20 TH SEPTEMBER, 2011.

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