President Edgar Lungu signs the constitution amendment bills into laws.

Zambians will on August 11th, 2016 go to the polls to choose leaders of their choice in a general election.
This follows the signing of the constitution bills into law yesterday by President Edgar Lungu, which provides for a general election to be held on the second Thursday of August every after five years of the previous election.
And President Lungu has called on Zambians to uphold the spirit of unity and peace before, during and after the August 11th 2016 tripartite election.
Among the laws enacted in the amended constitution is the Fifty plus One threshold for a winning presidential candidate, presidential running mate, dual citizenship for Zambians living in the diaspora and grade twelve certificate as requirement for anyone wishing to contest positions of councillor or Member of Parliament.
President Lungu however, says the new constitution is open for appropriate adjustment and refinements depending on the cry of the people.
He says the party will hold a referendum on the aspects of the constitution like the Bill of Rights.
President Lungu thanked all stakeholders who participated in the constitution making process.
He has called on all Zambians to embrace the new long awaited constitution as it is a fundamental law of the country.

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