In something of a departure from Zambia’s usually predictable political environment, the country’s main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach president Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution.But even though all the relevant constitutional provisions have been met, the motion may be delayed beyond June after an initial delay meant it didn’t take place in March. At the time, the speaker said she was not bound to table the motion within the period the opposition expected.The impeachment motion follows political and economic upsets in the landlocked country. It was initiated by the United Party for National Development (UPND) after Lungu failed to hand over power to parliament’s speaker when UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema challenged the country’s August 2016 election results.Lungu is also accused of interfering with the judiciary after he warned constitutional court judges against emulating those in Kenya, who nullified that country’s presidential election result last year...

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