Deputy Speaker, I move without notice:
That the House -
(1) notes that the Zambian presidential election of 2015 was held on 20 January, following the death of the previous incumbent, President Michael Sutta;
(2) further notes that the ruling party's candidate, Edgar Lungu, won by a narrow majority of 48,3% of the votes, as compared to 46,7% of the votes for his closest rival, Hakainde Hichilema from the United Party for National Development;
(3) recalls that President Lungu will serve the remainder of the five-year term left by President Sutta, until the next general election in September 2016; and
(4) congratulates him on his election and commends the people of the Republic of Zambia for a peaceful and successful presidential election and for their steady steering of the country of Zambia following the tragic passing of President Sutta in November 2014.