ລິ້ງ ສຳຫລັບເຂົ້າຫາ

ບັນດາມີສິດ​ຜູ້​ປ່ອນ​ບັດ​ໃນແຊມ​ເບຍ ກຳລັງ​ລົງຄະ​ແນນ​ສຽງ​ໃນ​
ວັນ​ອັງຄານ​ມື້​ນີ້ ເພື່ອ​ເລືອກ​ເອົາຜູ້ທີ່ຈະເຂົ້າຮັບຕຳແໜ່ງ ແທນມື້
​ລາງ​ປະທານາທິບໍດີ Michael Sata ທີ່ໄດ້ເຖິງແກ່ອະສັນຍະກຳ
​ໃນ​ເດືອນ​ຕຸລາ​ທີ່​ຜ່ານ​ມາ.

ມີ​ຜູ້​ສະມັກ​ເລືອກ​ຕັ້ງ​ຢູ່ທັງໝົດ 11 ຄົນ ​ແຕ່ບັນດາ​ຜູ້ສະມັກທີ່ສຳ
ຄັນໆ ແມ່ນ​ໄດ້​ແກ່ ລັດຖະມົນຕີ​ປ້ອງ​ກັນ​ປະ​ເທດ ທ່ານ Edgar
Lungu ຈາກພັກແນວ​ໂຮມ ຮັກ​ຊາດຂອງທ່ານ Sata ​ແລະ
ທ່ານ Hakainde Hichilema ຜູ້ນຳ​ພັກ​ພັດ ທະນາ​ສາມັກຄີ
​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ ຫລື UPDN ທີ່ເປັນພັກຝ່າຍຄ້ານນັ້ນ.

ຜູ້​ຊະນະ​ຈະ​ເຂົ້າຮັບໜ້າທີ່ ໃນຊ່ວງ​ເວລາ​ທີ່​ຍັງ​ເຫລືອຢູ່ນຶ່ງ​ປີ​ເຄິ່ງຂອງ​ສະໄໝການ ດຳລົງຕຳ
ແໜ່ງຫ້າ​ປີ ຂອງທ່ານ Sata ​ເວ​ລາທ່ານ​ໄດ້​ຖືກຮັບເລືອກ ​ເປັນປະທາ ນາທິບໍດີ​ໃນ​ປີ 2011. ການ​ເລືອກ​ຕັ້ງ​ເອົາປະທານາທິບໍດີເຕັມສະໄໝຄັ້ງໃໝ່ ​ມີ​ກຳນົດ​ຈະຈັດຂຶ້ນໃນ​ປີໜ້າ.

ທ່ານ Isaac Mwanza ທີ່ປຶກສາໃນດ້ານ​ປະຊາທິປະ​ໄຕ ​ແລະ​ການ​ປົກຄອງ​ຂອງກຸ່ມລິ
ເລີ້ມ ​ບັນດາ​ຜູ້ນຳອາ​ຟຣິກາ​ໜຸ່ມ ​ໃນ ​ແຊມ​ເບຍ ກ່າວ​ຕໍ່ ວີ​ໂອ​ເອ ວ່າ ການ​ໂຄສະນາ​ຫາ​ສຽງ​
ຂອງ Lungu ​ແມ່ນເພື່ອສືບຕໍ່ການ​ດຳເນີນ​ໂຄງການ​ຂອງ ທ່ານ Sata.

ທ່ານ Mwanda ຍັງ​ກ່າວ​ວ່າ ທ່ານ Hichilema ​ໄດ້​ວາງທ່າ​ທີ​ຂອງ​ທ່ານວ່າ​ເປັນ​ຜູ້​ສະມັກ​ທີ່​
ສາມາດ​ແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາ​ເສດຖະກິດ​ໃນແຊມ​ເບຍ ບ່ອນ​ທີ່​ທະນາ ຄານ​ໂລກ ກ່າວ​ວ່າ ຫລາຍ​
ກວ່າ 60 ​ເປີ​ເຊັນ​ຂອງ​ປະຊາກອນ ດຳລົງຊີວິດດ້ວຍ​ຄວາມທຸກ​ຈົນ.

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.

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