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Zambia General Elections, 20 September 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Zambia General Elections. The Group was led by former Nigeria Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and comprised 12 eminent persons in total.

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The Electoral Framework and Election Administration

Executive power in Zambia rests with the President, who is the Head of State, Head of Government and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is elected for a five-year term and can serve a maximum of two terms in office. The President appoints the Vice-President, ministers, deputy ministers and provincial ministers. In addition the President also appoints the Attorney-General, the Solicitor-General and the Director of Public Prosecutions and the permanent secretaries in the ministries.

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