Another by-election in Mkushi South

The Supreme Court this morning nullified the Election of Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) Mkushi South member of Parliament Sydney Chisanga on account of alleged corruption. This comes barely a week after the same court nullified the election of Lucky Mulusa as Solwezi Central Member of Parliament. In the coming days, the Supreme Court is expected to nullify the Kasenengwa parliamentary seat held by Victoria Kalima.
The Patriotic Front wants to have a majority in parliament in order to manipulate the constitution. It is also believed that the PF also want to change the five year Presidential term to eight years. This means that instead of a President serving two five year terms, the President will be serving two eight year terms bringing the total number of years to 16 from 10. In order to achieve this, the PF needs two thirds majority and attain that it has to cause several by-elections.

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