Chief of Commonwealth Observer Group led by example at Zambia elections

LUSAKA (CU)_Members of the Commonwealth Observer Group were deployed to across Zambia when polls were declared officially open at 6am on Thursday (12 August). In the capital city of Lusaka, long queues were seen outside polling stations, with people standing one metre apart, in line with the COVID-19 regulations in the country. While there were more polling stations set up in comparison to the previous general election in 2016, voters were also offered hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit of each polling booth. An estimated 7 million people had registered to cast their ballots, including 11,000 prisoners who were also allowed to exercise their democratic right for the first time in the African nation.

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