Zambia to vote for new president on January 20

Zambia's acting President Guy Scott attends the funeral of President Michael Sata at Heroes Stadium on November 11, 2014Zambia’s acting president on Tuesday announced that an election to replace the country’s late leader will be held on January 20 next year. The polls come after the 77-year-old president Michael Sata passed away in London in October from an undisclosed ailment. Guy Scott said the election will be held in accordance with the Zambian constitution, within 90 days of Sata’s death. Both the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) enter the campaign split by leadership battles.

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