U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free and Fair Elections

U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free and Fair Elections

In 2021, the United States seeks to promote free and fair elections that are held without violence and reflect the will of the people of Zambia.  The ability of individuals in Zambia to exercise freedoms of expression, including for members of the media, and peaceful assembly during the campaign and electoral season is foundational to a strong democracy.  Minimizing violence and intimidation is critical to the fulfillment of Zambia status as a peaceful nation.  Zambia benefits from a 30-year heritage of democratic elections with two peaceful transfers of power, and it has served as a model of political stability in Africa.

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