Vice-President of Zambia Guy Scott was the first since the days of apartheid white-skinned president.He temporarily takes this position after the death of 77-year-old Michael Chilufya Sata. According to local law, in case of death of the president of his duties commences vice president.
As told Defense Minister and Minister of Justice of Zambia Edgar Lungu, Scott will hold office until the election, reports Lusaka Times . BBC , referring to Lungu, said that the new president will be elected within 90 days.
Will the Caucasian policy of participation in the elections is not yet clear. The TV channel said that the 70-year-old Scott is not a Zambian in the third generation, and by the rules on the highest office in the country can run only those citizens.
Scott became involved in politics in 1990. In 1992-1993 he was the Minister of Agriculture in Zambia, and in 2011 became vice president. He was born in Zambia in a family of immigrants from the UK, higher education in the University of Cambridge.
Michael Sata Chilufya passed away on Tuesday, October 28, at King Edward VII Hospital in London. He was on treatment, accompanied by his wife and family members from 19 October. Last week, the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Zambia led Lungu, who then performed his duties.
Discussion of health problems Sata began in June, when he ceased to appear in public. Later it was reported that the head of state is being treated in Israel. In late September, the Zambian leader missed a scheduled appearance at the UN General Assembly. It was reported that the President had received medical treatment in the hotel room where he was staying. Satu examined by doctors and the US State Department sent him to the hospital.
Sata was elected president in September 2011. He was the leader of the largest party in the country, “Patriotic Front”. In the 1990s, was part of the first opposition party – “Movement for Multiparty Democracy.” Sata participated in the 2006 presidential election, but lost to his opponent Levy Mwanawasa. In 2008 he again took part in the election, another candidate was Rupiah Banda, who won. In 2011, Michael Sata still beat gangs in the next presidential elections, gaining a majority – 43%. The term of office expired on Sata in 2016.
As the Zambian Watchdog , Scott, as Satan, ill – in the article states that the Caucasian policy suffers from Parkinson’s disease. However, the publication noted that Scott himself denied this information. How sick Sata still not known.