The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says eleven political parties have so far confirmed participation in the 20th January President Election.
Speaking during a meeting for all aspiring presidential candidates in Lusaka this morning, ECZ Chairperson Justice Irene Mambilima says all the political parties apart from the ruling Patriotic Front have since indicated to the Commission the respective dates on which they want their candidates to file nominations.
Justice Mambilima says the Patriotic Front will have to agree with the Commission by the end of the day on which date they would want their candidate to file the nominations.
She thanked the presidential candidates for responding to the commission's invitation.
Justice Mambilima explained that the briefing is aimed at taking the candidates through the nomination process so that they are conversant with the requirements and what is expected of them.
And Justice Mambilima has called on political parties, candidates and other stakeholders to conduct themselves in a responsible and peaceful manner during the campaigns and after the election.
She says each and every citizen should realize that they have a role to play to contribute to a peaceful transition through the conduct of peaceful election.
The ECZ Chairperson says the commission will be on high alert to handle any cases of conflict that may arise during this period.
SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS
THE Electoral Commission of Zambia has released a schedule for Presidential nominations which start on Wednesday December 17, 2014.
Wednesday, December, 17th 2014
The Forum for Democratic Alternative.
The Redemption Party.
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
The Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD),
National Restoration Party (NAREP)
The United Poor Peoples of Zambia Freedom Party
Friday December 19, 2014.
The United Independence Party (UNIP),
The Forth Revolution Party
The United Party for National Development (UPND)
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)
The Patriotic Front (PF)
The Christian Democratic Party
Sunday, December 21st, 2014
The National Revolution Party
The Democratic Front party
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Common Cause Democracy,