Mansa central by-election set for 22 November

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set Thursday 22nd November, 2013 as the date for the Mansa Central parliamentary by-election and seven local government by-elections.

The ECZ has also set Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 as the date for filing nominations by aspiring candidates.

In a statement issued to Qfm, ECZ Spokesperson Cris Akufuna has also disclosed that aspiring candidates for the Mansa central parliamentary by-election are also scheduled to attend a nomination briefing on Saturday 19th October at the Civic center in Mansa.

The Mansa Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of area Member of Parliament Kennedy Sakeni last month.

And the Electoral Commission of Zambia has confirmed receipt of a complaint letter from the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy over premature campaigns by the ruling Patriotic Front ahead of the Mansa central by-election.

Mr Akufuna has told QFM News that the commission is looking into the matter.