Zambia General Elections, 20 September 2011

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Zambia General Elections, 20 September 2011
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 11 January 2012
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-075-3
Pages: 44

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.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Terms of Reference
Activities

Chapter 2: POLITICAL BACKGROUND
Early History
Colonial History of Zambia
Post-Independence Politics
2001 General Elections
2006 General Elections
The 2008 Presidential By-Election
Other Developments
Constitutional Review
Clashes in Barotseland
Zambia and the Commonwealth

Chapter 3: THE ELECTORAL FRAMEWORK AND ELECTION ADMINISTRATION
Background
International and Regional Commitments and National Legal Framework
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)
Voter Eligibility and Voter Registration
Candidate Eligibility and Nomination
Complaints and Appeals and Election Petitions
Youth Representation
Key Issues
Recommendations

Chapter 4: ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND MEDIA
Campaign Calendar
Campaign Environment
Advantage and Abuse of Incumbency
Campaign Finances
Main Campaign Issues
Media Background
Radio
Television
Print and Internet
Media Self-Regulation
Laws and Regulations
Media Coverage of the Election Campaign
Media Freedom
Broadcast Media
Print Media
Media and the ECZ
Recommendations

Chapter 5: VOTING, COUNTING AND RESULTS
Background
Key Procedures for Opening and Voting
Assessment of Opening and Voting
Key Procedures for Counting and Results Aggregation
Assessment of Counting and Results Aggregation
Overview of the Countrywide Observation
Election Results
Recommendations

Chapter 6: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Conclusions
Recommendations

Annex I: Biographies of COG Members
Annex II: Deployment Plan
Annex III: Arrival Statement
Annex IV: Interim Statement