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2021 ELECTIONS SHOWS ALLIANCES CAN WORK – SACCORD

By NOEL IYOMBWA

THE recently held elections have shown the possibility of political alliances working in Zambia after many years of failed attempts, Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) executive director Boniface Chembe has said.

Mr Chembe said that the fact that the incoming UPND Alliance succeeded in winning an election provides an opportunity for stakeholders to learn and understand what ingredients were put together to make the alliance succeed. He explained that drawing such lessons will allow for political parties to know and understand how best to form alliances in future for better electoral victory. He stressed that what is critical is to follow how successful the alliance will be following the electoral victory and based on successes or failures of the alliance in governing.

 Mr Chembe noted that more lessons will be drawn from which stakeholders and political parties can know how alliances can best govern the country. He congratulated the alliance for having succeeded where many failed. “The recently held elections have shown the possibility of political alliances working in Zambia after many years of failed attempts.

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“The fact that the incoming UPND alliance succeeded in winning an election provides an opportunity for stakeholders to learn and understand what ingredients were put together to make the alliance succeed,“ Mr Chembe said.

Zambia We Want Alliance formed a pact with the UPND Alliance before the August general polls. The Zambia We Want Alliance consisted of The Movement for Democratic Change led by Felix Mutati, Zambia Shall Prosper Movement led by Kelvin Bwalya, Zambians for Empowerment and Development led by Ernest Mwansa and Movement for Change and Equality led by Kaluba Simuyemba.

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