Press release January 18, 2015
Freedom House Calls for Peaceful Elections in Zambia
Freedom House urges Zambians to respect the electoral process during the vote to choose a president.
As Zambians head to the polls Tuesday to choose a president to succeed President Michael Sata, who died in October, Freedom House issued the following statement:
“Freedom House urges Zambians to respect the electoral process during the voting and the vote counting," said Vukasin Petrovic, director of Africa programs. “While the campaign period has been tense and marked by rivalries within the main political parties, Zambians can best support their country's democracy by refraining from violence."