Zambian Elections

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment


The provinces of Zambia

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It’s national election time in Zambia (my friend Sarah wrote a great post about it HERE) and although it’s a peaceful country, we’ve been advised to stay close to home. It is kind of equivalent to the Y2K scare over 10 years ago – it probably won’t be anything but it’s definitely smart to stock up on food, water, and cell phone pre-paid air time. Just in case…


(To our parents: Don’t worry! We’ll be fine. But please do keep your cell phones on.)

As expats in the country, we obviously can’t vote but it’s been interesting hearing from Zambians about who they’re voting for and why. Zambia is a relatively peaceful country and people have been pretty mild about politics as well. Our house hosts are hosting a party for our expat friends tomorrow as Election day is a national holiday. May the best candidate win!


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