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Date:21 Jun 2011
Zambia : Eight CSOs to work together in 2011 elections.

A coalition of eight civil society organizations, have agreed to work together to monitor the forthcoming general elections reports Lusaka Times.

The coalition known as the civil society election coalition 2011(CSEC 2011) represents various civil society and faith based groups who have joined together to promote free and fair elections in the country.

The organizations include the Anti-Voter Apathy Project AVAP, Caritas Zambia, the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) and the Operation Young Vote (OYV).

Others are the Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD), Transparency International Zambia (TIZ), Young Women in Action (YWA), and the Zambia national women’s lobby (ZNWL).

The coalition seeks to promote transparency and accountability in the electoral process, to encourage citizen participation in the democratic process and to help ensure that the outcomes of the countries elections accurately reflect the will of Zambian citizens.

With an aim to provide a neutral and non partisan platform for assessing the quality of the electoral process, the coalition will be launched on Wednesday, 15th June, 2011.


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