Zambian President Edgar Lungu
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu signed the country’s new constitution on Jan. 5 which was adopted by parliament except for part three of the constitution which contains the Bill of Rights, and was referred to a national referendum.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

John Kalumbi, the director of the Central Statistical Office said a projection conducted by the agency has shown that 7,528,091 Zambians will be aged 18 years or older by mid-year 2016, thereby qualifying to vote in the referendum.

According to the country’s constitution, a referendum requires that not less than 50 percent of people entitled to vote take part.

The official has since encouraged stakeholders to sensitize members of the general public to turn up in large numbers and participate in the referendum for it to be a success. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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