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Zambia Election: Opposition Leader Hichilema Defeats Incumbent President Lungu


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema has defeated incumbent president Lungu, after he won the presidential election by a landslide.

The Electoral Commission announced the results on Monday in Lusaka, the Capital.

Hichilema got 2,810,777 votes against President Edgar Lungu who got 1,814,201, with all but one of the 156 constituencies counted.



“I, therefore, declare Hichilema to be President of Zambia”, Esau Chulu, the Electoral Commission chairman said.

It would be recalled that this is the third time power has shifted from a ruling party to the opposition since the country’s independence from Britain in 1964.


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