Patriotic Front (PF) launches website
|Screenshot of the
Patriotic Front (PF)
Front political party of Zambia has launched its website at http://www.patriotic-front.com, in time ahead of this year's
presidential and parliamentary elections.
The site has links to "Issues",
"PF Party", "Secretariat", "Media", a contact web form, a donation link, links
to media sources and a "Join PF" link. It features a wealth of information on
the history, intermittent struggles and current standing of the
The website seems indeed well-designed, efficiently run and there
is a striking resemblance to Barack Obama's own website, which was designed with
the Open Source software Movable Type under more or less similar
circumstancesóbefore Obama contested the U.S. presidency.
The site seems
to be a promising source of information and resources on Zambia's political
electioneering and will most likely attract many visitors in the short span of
time leading up to the general elections later this year, which would in turn
boost PF's popularity until then.
Zambia has many political parties, but
almost none has had a viable web
presence so far, including the ruling MMD. The Patriotic Front is doubtless
the "largest political party in Zambia" and a public opinion poll currently
running on Muvi TV's website shows that its president Michael Chilufya
Sata is the man most favoured to win this year's forthcoming presidential
Current results of that online poll, taken by almost 500 online
voters, show Mr Sata leading with more than half the votes cast (or 53 per
cent), current Republican president Rupiah Banda with 27%, UPND president Hakainde Hichilema with 17%, New Revolution Party president Cosmo
Mumba with 2% and New Generation Party (NGP) president Humphrey Siulapwa with 1%
of the total number of online votes cast so far.