For­mer rul­ing party dis­solved, chief regis­trar says

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LUSAKA | Zam­bia’s for­mer rul­ing Move­ment for Mul­ti­party Democ­racy has been dis­solved for fail­ing to pay reg­is­tra­tion fees, which could see it stripped of its par­lia­men­tary seats, the chief regis­trar said Wed­nes­day.

Po­lit­i­cal par­ties are re­quired to pay an­nual reg­is­tra­tion fees, but the Move­ment for Mul­ti­party Democ­racy (MMD) has not paid since 1993 and owes more than $97 mil­lion, said Clement An­deleki, chief regis­trar of so­ci­eties.

“I have can­celed the reg­is­tra­tion of the MMD for non­com­pli­ance with the So­ci­eties Act,” he told a news con­fer­ence in Lusaka.

“The ef­fect of my decision is also to nul­lify 53 seats in par­lia­ment held by the MMD as of to­day,” Mr. An­deleki said.

The party will re­tain its seats un­til the speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly is no­ti­fied.

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