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Zambian Elections – the Good, Bad and the Ugly

[Daily Maverick] The recently concluded election in Zambia was a breath of fresh air for a region battered by disputed and often deadly electoral cycles. This article celebrates the Zambian election not just because of its outcome, but because the collective will of the people ultimately prevailed -- and because the Zambian experience provides useful lessons on the expansion of electoral democracy in Africa. Democracy cannot be taken for granted. Sadly, elections in Africa are rarely about the will of the electorate, but r

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