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Zambia: 27-year-old independent candidate wins Mayoral election

Mwanza says as a young man he is bringing innovation, goodwill and political will to the council.

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  • Meanwhile, the European Union Election Observation Mission has called on political parties, candidates and citizens to peacefully and calmly await the announcement of the election results.

GEORGE Mwanza, aged 27, has been elected new Mayor of Chipata town in Zambia. The young politician, elected as an independent, says he will resolve various challenges that the City Council is facing.

Mwanza says as a young man he is bringing innovation, goodwill and political will to the council, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation reports.

Mwana says together with the council management, he will seek ways of finding creative means of raising resources.

Meanwhile, the European Union Election Observation Mission has called on political parties, candidates and citizens to peacefully and calmly await the announcement of the election results.

Chief Observer Maria Arena says it is important that any possible challenge to the results be handled in line with the due process of the law.

Issuing a Preliminary Statement on the Electoral process so far in Lusaka today, Ms. Arena noted that the poll day was largely and generally well administered despite long queues.

She said the long queues reflected the devotion of Zambians to exercise their right to vote.

Ms. Arena further noted that the Electoral Commission of Zambia carried out its duties professionally under challenging circumstances amidst Covid.

She also observed that online political communication featured divisive rhetoric during the campaigns. □

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