Thursday, 16 February 2012


Voting in the Msanzala by-election started at a good note following an impressive turnout of electorate at various polling stations.
ZANIS reports Petauke District Electoral Officer, Josephine Phiri  confirming the development, in Petauke, today.
Ms Phiri said 51 votes out of 820 registered voters were cast at Mwambula poling station by 06:44 hours.
She furthermore stated that 221 votes out of 621 registered number of voters were cast their vote at Nyamphande Basic School by 07:22 hours while at Mateyo Mzeka polling station 141 votes out of 476 registered voters were cast by 08:30 hours.
She noted that all the 43 polling stations opened at 06:00 hours adding that the election was so far incident free.
The Msanzala seat fell vacant following the resignation of independent Member of Parliament, Colonel Lungu who is re-contesting the seat on the ruling Patriotic Front ticket.
In the 43 polling stations, there are 29, 428 registered voters.

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