ວັນອັງຄານມື້ນີ້ ເພື່ອເລືອກເອົາຜູ້ທີ່ຈະເຂົ້າຮັບຕຳແໜ່ງ ແທນມື້
ລາງປະທານາທິບໍດີ Michael Sata ທີ່ໄດ້ເຖິງແກ່ອະສັນຍະກຳ
ມີຜູ້ສະມັກເລືອກຕັ້ງຢູ່ທັງໝົດ 11 ຄົນ ແຕ່ບັນດາຜູ້ສະມັກທີ່ສຳ
ຄັນໆ ແມ່ນໄດ້ແກ່ ລັດຖະມົນຕີປ້ອງກັນປະເທດ ທ່ານ Edgar
Lungu ຈາກພັກແນວໂຮມ ຮັກຊາດຂອງທ່ານ Sata ແລະ
ທ່ານ Hakainde Hichilema ຜູ້ນຳພັກພັດ ທະນາສາມັກຄີ
ແຫ່ງຊາດ ຫລື UPDN ທີ່ເປັນພັກຝ່າຍຄ້ານນັ້ນ.
ຜູ້ຊະນະຈະເຂົ້າຮັບໜ້າທີ່ ໃນຊ່ວງເວລາທີ່ຍັງເຫລືອຢູ່ນຶ່ງປີເຄິ່ງຂອງສະໄໝການ ດຳລົງຕຳ
ແໜ່ງຫ້າປີ ຂອງທ່ານ Sata ເວລາທ່ານໄດ້ຖືກຮັບເລືອກ ເປັນປະທາ ນາທິບໍດີໃນປີ 2011. ການເລືອກຕັ້ງເອົາປະທານາທິບໍດີເຕັມສະໄໝຄັ້ງໃໝ່ ມີກຳນົດຈະຈັດຂຶ້ນໃນປີໜ້າ.
ທ່ານ Isaac Mwanza ທີ່ປຶກສາໃນດ້ານປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ແລະການປົກຄອງຂອງກຸ່ມລິ
ເລີ້ມ ບັນດາຜູ້ນຳອາຟຣິກາໜຸ່ມ ໃນ ແຊມເບຍ ກ່າວຕໍ່ ວີໂອເອ ວ່າ ການໂຄສະນາຫາສຽງ
ຂອງ Lungu ແມ່ນເພື່ອສືບຕໍ່ການດຳເນີນໂຄງການຂອງ ທ່ານ Sata.
ທ່ານ Mwanda ຍັງກ່າວວ່າ ທ່ານ Hichilema ໄດ້ວາງທ່າທີຂອງທ່ານວ່າເປັນຜູ້ສະມັກທີ່
ສາມາດແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາເສດຖະກິດໃນແຊມເບຍ ບ່ອນທີ່ທະນາ ຄານໂລກ ກ່າວວ່າ ຫລາຍ
ກວ່າ 60 ເປີເຊັນຂອງປະຊາກອນ ດຳລົງຊີວິດດ້ວຍຄວາມທຸກຈົນ.
Voters in Zambia are casting ballots Tuesday in an election to replace late President Michael Sata, who died in October.
There are eleven candidates on the ballot, but the top contenders are Defense Minister Edgar Lungu of Mr. Sata's Patriotic Front party and Hakainde Hichilema, who heads the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).
The winner will serve the remaining year and a half of the five-year term Mr. Sata earned when he was elected president in 2011.An election for a fresh presidential term is scheduled for next year.
Isaac Mwanza, the Democracy and Governance Adviser at the Young African Leaders Initiative in Zambia, told VOA Lungu's campaign has been about continuing Mr. Sata's programs.
"He is running on the basis of the fact that the ruling party and the late president had a vision.He has repeatedly stated that he has no vision of his own, and he would like to finish the mandate that President Sata had had when he was elected."
Mwanda also said Hichilema has positioned himself as the candidate who can address the economy in Zambia, where the World Bank says more than 60 percent of the population lives in poverty.
"He has a long history as an economic manager, having started his career at 26 years old when he was able to run his own company and succeed in business.And he is one of the leaders that people think that can turn around the economy, which has not been very stable."
A third of Zambia's 15 million people are eligible to participate in Tuesday's special vote, and election officials have pledged their readiness despite the short amount of time they had to arrange the polls.
Irene Mambilima, the chairwoman of Zambia's electoral commission, told VOA that officials have asked the parties to urge their supporters to keep the vote peaceful.
"The leadership of the political parties have been very supportive.We have met with them a number of times and urged them really to tackle the issue of violence.But somehow we see a few pockets here and there where the political parties -- especially the ruling party and the UPND going at each other -- but otherwise the rest of the country is peaceful."
She said police have assured her they are ready to respond should any incidents arise.