MMD Prefers Sharing Seats With Fellow Opposition UPND Than Split Votes

The opposition Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) says it will share the seats with its fellow opposition, the United Party for National Development (UPND) in the fourth coming parliamenatry by-elections.

MMD President, Nevers Mumba said this will be so to avoid spliting of votes among the opposition.

The MMD President said on Wednesday July 31, 2013 that the in this case decide which seats the two parties will filed in candidates ahead of the September 5, by-elections.

There has been calls for the opposition to work together in parliamentary by-election so as to beat the ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF).

The opposition MMD and UPND on July 25th 2013 scopped three of the four parliamentary by-elections against the PF which got one.

In those elections, the UPND got two while the MMD and PF shared a seat each.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set September 5,2013 as the date for the four parliamentary by-elections, in Malambo, Petauke Central, Mkaika in Eastern Province and Mulobezi in Western Province.