BREAKING: Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Wins Re-ElectionAfrican News, Latest News, Southern Africa Monday, August 15th, 2016
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results.
The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just past the the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system.
Hs main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, won 47.67%.
Earlier, his UPND party withdrew from the ballot verification process, alleging fraud.
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