"This case study seeks to evaluate the prospects for the endurance of multiparty democracy in Zambia. The data used is based primarily on information gathered during interviews with key stakeholders in the political process in Zambia, namely political parties, electoral commissioners, civil society and the donor community. The text is mainly concerned with current events and the 2001 elections, but also places events in context by bringing out the distinguishing characteristics of the country’s politics, its problems and prospects, as well as the principal elements of its democratization process."