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.
Impeachment Motion Halted
Times of Zambia, 29 March 2018
The United Party for National Development (UPND) members of Parliament were yesterday left feeling frustrated when their proposed motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu was put… Read more »
President Edgar Lungu (file photo).
Opposition Knows Impeachment Will Fail, So What's Its Game?
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 »
Lungu's Impeachment - What Is Wrong With the Motion?
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 »
Activist Chipenzi Backs Lungu Impeachment Motion
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 »
'Attempt to Impeach President Lungu a Waste of Time'
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 »
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