Date for three parley bye-elections set

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set Thursday November 24, 2011 for Parliamentary bye-elections in three constituencies and 35 wards.

The three constituencies include Chongwe where newly elected MMD MP Japhen Mwakalombe resigned and Nakonde where the PF candidate John Siame died before the election.

The other constituency is Magoye where the National Movement for Progress candidate Willie Malambo also died before the September 20 polls.

ECZ Public Relations Manager Cris Akufuna says the Commission has set November one as the date for the filling in of nominations.

Mr Akufuna says aspiring candidates will be required to pay 5-hundred thousand kwacha and that all the candidates should carry with them nine supporters.

He says aspiring candidates who had earlier paid their nomination fees and were validly nominated will not pay the fees except for Chongwe.

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