Edgar Lungu in the lead in Zambia elections

2015-01-24 14:10

Lusaka – Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu was in the lead in Zambia’s presidential election after most of the votes had been counted today.

Lungu secured 48.43% of the votes so far while his rival Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development won 46.70% of the votes.

The only female candidate Edith Nawakwi of the Forum for Democracy and Development scooped 13 597 votes (0.84%) followed by first President Kenneth Kaunda’s son Tilyenji, who secured 9 210 votes (0.57%).

Erick Chanda of the Fourth Revolution (4R) scooped 7 540 votes followed by Godfrey Miyanda with 5 522 votes (0.34%). Behind him was Dan Pule with 3 079 votes (0.19%).

The final results were expected to be announced later today.

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