EU slams Zambia ruling party
Lusaka - European Union observers on Thursday criticised the abuse of state resources by Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party in general elections held on Tuesday.
"There has not been a level playing field. State resources were used at the advantage of MMD campaigns," EU chief observer Maria Muniz De Urquiza said.
She said government hospital vehicles without number plates were found to have been used at party rallies in various districts. The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation had, meanwhile, "failed to meet even the minimum requirement of a public service with selective news in favour of the MMD," De Urquiza added.