Zambia is likely to hold its 2016 general election on 11 August after parliament adopted the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill 16 of 2015 and the Constitution of Zambia Bill 17 of 2015. After a marathon overnight 17-hour session, 111 MPs voted for, 37 against, and none abstained, thereby securing the necessary two-third majority. Most of the opposition voted against, including UPND, FDD and ADD, while MMD supported the ruling PF party. The new constitution states that “a general election shall be held, every five years after the last general election, on the second Thursday of August”. The “likely” is due to the fact that President Lungu has to assent to the bills before they can be passed into law.