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(LUSAKATIMES) Only two presidential candidates in 2011 polls

Only two presidential candidates in 2011 polls
November 20, 2008

The Youth Movement for Inter-party Reconciliation has proposed that only two presidential candidates should contest the 2011 elections. Organisation Executive Director Patrick Samwimbila said this is to prevent vote-splitting and election of a minority president.

Mr. Samwimbila said the organization also desire that the 50 plus one majority votes be be implemented in 2011 even in the absence of a clause in the republican constitution

Addressing the press in Lusaka today, Mr. Samwimbila has since urged the opposition political parties to start working towards an electoral pact.

Mr. Samwimbila further said the move would go a long way in encouraging people to vote.

Meanwhile, Mr. Samwimbila has said political differences can only be resolved through dialogue.

He said violence would only bring about chaos and instability in the country.

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