Lusaka Province constitution convention wants 50% + 1

DELEGATES to the Lusaka Province constitution convention have resolved to retain Article 82 of the draft document which states that the date for general elections shall be held every five years on the last Thursday of September.

The delegates also resolved to retain Article 101 as contained in the draft constitution that the constitutional court shall hear and determine an election petition relating to the president-elect, within 60 days of the filing of the petition.

During debates after presentation of group work reports, the delegates also agreed that the winning candidate for the presidency must receive not less than 50 per cent plus one vote.

The delegates further resolved to retain article 107 as contained in the draft constitution that the vice-president shall be elected as a running mate to a presidential candidate.