Saturday, 7 August 2004

Poor Zambia postpones polls

Democracy can be expensive

From BBC News:

Local elections in Zambia have been postponed because the government cannot afford to hold them.

The polls had been due in November but have been put back by two years.

Local Government Minister Sylvia Masebo said the $64m it would cost to stage the elections would be better spent on roads and hospitals.
More on Google News about Zambia.