The main opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance took to social media to weigh in on the ongoing Zambian Presidential Elections.
The political landscape between Zimbabwe and Zambia share a lot of similarities. Both countries are ruled by the revolutionary parties who delivered freedom from the white colonialist. The revolutionary parties dominate the rural and older demographics while the opposition parties dominated the younger and the urban.
Although the opposition parties command massive support among the young people, their support rarely translates into a higher voter turnout. In Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential elections less than half of the registered people were between the age of 18-35. Both countries are facing unprecedented economic challenges characterized by high unemployment, poor infrastructure, and massive corruption.
But from the snap analysis of the voter turnout in Zambian Elections today, it looks like people are heading to the polls in massive numbers. In some areas, people were already queuing as early as 4 am to vote. The excitement of voter turnout is also shared by the MDC Alliance as Chamisa took to the social media:
Patriotic Front was formed in 2011 by Sata as a breakaway from MMD which was formed by Chiluba…..its not a revolutionary party as you say like Zanu Pf…..there may be other similarities but not this one
Patriotic Front was formed in 2001 …by Sata as a breakaway from MMD which was formed by Chiluba…..its not a revolutionary party as you say like Zanu Pf…..there may be other similarities but not this one