Zambia Decides Day 3 – Election results update II

UPDATE II

5 opposition presidential candidates storm counting centre
Radio QFM reports that 5 opposition leaders who participated in this year’s presidential election have warned against any haste presidential inauguration and manipulation. The 5 who stormed Mulungushi International Conference Centre were election results are being announced are Elias Chipimo Jr of NAREP,Ng’andu of NMP, Charles Milupi of ADD, Edith Nawakwi of FDD and Dr Fred Mtesa of ZED.

*NAREP’s Elias Chipimo warned against haste inauguration.

*ADD president Charles Milupi said it is suspicious that any election result of Chavuma which is thousands of Kilometres away can be announced yet results in Lusaka are not announced.

Sata still leads out of 85 constituencies declared

ECZ Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata has maintained his lead in the presidential race with results from 85 constituencies declared so far. ECZ chairperson Irene Mambilima announced that the PF leader has 639,787 votes – 42.92 %  MMD’s Rupiah Banda has 542,362 votes – 36.2% while UPND Hakainde Hichilema has 247,284 votes -16.6 %.

111 seats counted by independent website, PF wins 58
The website Zambian Economist is published the results of 111 seats of which PF has 58 seats; MMD 32 seats; UPND 20 seats; Others 1 seat. 37 seats remain (2 have been deferred).

UPDATE  I

Electoral Commission of Zambia warns Media shuts results web page

The Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Irene Mambilima has cautioned the media to desist from publishing falsehoods and alarming statements related to this year’s tripartite election.  Justice Mambilima says it is an offence for any media house to take such as path.

The ECZ Chairperson was referring to a story published in the press alleging that former commission Director Dan Kalale was seen at the Nakatindi hall at the Lusaka civic centre. – ZNBC

Court orders Post Newspaper, Muvi & Mobi TV

The Lusaka High Court has granted an exparte injuction to restrain the Post Newspapers, Muvi Television, and Mobi International Limited from publishing speculative stories on results of the 2011 tripartite elections. – ZNBC

Masebo storms the totaling centre

Patriotic Front candidate Sylvia Masebo stormed the totaling centre and demanded that the six ballot boxes from Palabana should not be among the total number of ballot boxes.

Ms Masebo demanded for a recount of the six ballot boxes after which Chongwe District Electoral District officer Eddie Mumba said the request was not within the law.

Mr Mumba says only the courts of law can order a recount of the votes of there is petition of the results. – ZNBC

Sata widens his lead

MICHAEL Sata has widened his lead ahead of President Rupiah Banda with almost
73, 000 votes difference from the 33 out of the 150 constituencies, ECZ chairperson Irene Mambilima confirmed Wednesday night.

PF has 56 seats

We are now 100 seats – PF has 56 seats; MMD 23 seats; UPND 20 seats; Others 1 seat.
48 seats remain (2 have been deferred). EC

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