Chipata, January 20, 2015, ZANIS–Voting in today’s presidential by-election started on a slow note in Katete, Lundazi and Chipata districts of the Eastern province.
A round up of some polling stations in the three districts by ZANIS revealed few people were found casting their votes between 06:00 and 10:00 at various polling stations with a combined total of 61,049 voters spread in Mkaika and Milanzi constituencies.
At Omelo Mumba which is one of the biggest polling stations, 429 people
had cast their votes out of a registered total of 4,154 while 113 out
of 886 people had voted at Katete Boma polling station by 09:00 hours at
Chikwanda polling station and 135 people had voted by 09:30 out of 1050
Meanwhile, voting started at a low note in Lundazi with few people
found at the various polling stations in the district.
A check at the Council hall polling station 377 people had voted by 09:00 hours out
of the registered 3,640 voters with five streams.
At Kalota polling station presiding Officer Grace Chavula said 306 out
of a total number of 1,963 registered voters by 11:00 hours.
Fifty people had cast their votes at Kakulukulu polling station which
has a total number 779 registered voters by 11:00 hours.
At Chatemwa polling station which has 756 registered voters, 85 voters
had cast their votes by 10:00 hours this morning.
Meanwhile, 105 people had cast their votes out of 1,491 registered voters by
08:52 hours this morning while 65 out so 653 had cast the votes by 09:00
And 51 out of 1079 people had voted at Kalikinde polling station by 08:50 hours
while 26 had cast their votes out of 1065 by 07:14 hours.
Zambia is today electing the country’s six President following the
death of President Michael Sata who died in London last year in
Eleven political parties are participating in the Presidential poll,
among them; the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), United Party for National
Development (UPND), United Independence Party (UNIP) and Heritage
Others are the Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA), the Forum for
Democracy and Development (FDD), Green Party, National Restoration
Party, Movement for Multiparty and Democracy (MMD) and the Christian
Democratic Party (CDP).
The Fourth Revolution Party is also contesting the Presidential election.