Will Impeachment Motion Succeed Against Zambia's Lungu?
Zambia's opposition United Party for National Development has accused President Edgar Lungu of violating the constitution in 2016 when it challenged his election victory in court, alleging electoral fraud, a claim the government denied. The opposition believes that under the constitution, the president should, when faced with a legal challenge of this kind, hand over power to the speaker of the National Assembly until the court makes a decision. Signed by a third of the house, the motion needs the backing of two-thirds of MPs to succeed.
President Edgar Lungu (file photo).
African Arguments, 3 April 2018
The opposition's new strategy to keep questions over President Lungu's legitimacy in the spotlight just might work. Read more »
Zambia Reports, 2 April 2018
I have keenly followed the augments regarding the impeachment motion with interest. As usual many commentators have given divergent views over the same. Most arguments are coming… Read more »
Zambia Reports, 4 March 2018
Political activist MacDonald Chipenzi has weighed in the impeachment motion debate highlighting the pros and cons of the planned move by the opposition UPND. Read more »
Zambia Reports, 23 February 2018
Political analyst Alex Ng'oma says it is unnecessary for Members of Parliament to move a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu, saying he has not committed any impeachable… Read more »