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2016 Elections – Democracy Hovering On the Precipice

[The Conversation Africa] When Rupiah Banda conceded defeat to Michael Sata in Zambia's 2011 elections, many commentators hailed the peaceful transfer of power as a sign that the country's democracy had matured. Twenty years after ousting the United National Independence Party (UNIP) in the historic 1991 multi-party elections, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) lost to Sata's urban-based and populist Patriotic Front (PF).

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