Lungu keeps slim lead in Zambia

2015-01-23 19:36
A Zambian woman gets ready to cast her ballot for the Zambian Presidential elections at Kanyama primary in Lusaka. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

A Zambian woman gets ready to cast her ballot for the Zambian Presidential elections at Kanyama primary in Lusaka. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

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Lisaka - Zambia's ruling party presidential candidate Edgar Lungu maintained a slim lead over his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema after votes from about 80% of constituencies were counted, the electoral commission said on Friday.

Results from 121 out of 150 constituencies showed Patriotic Front candidate Lungu, 58, had 48.72% of votes, compared to 46.85% for Hichilema, 52, a wealthy economist from the United Party for National Development.

Read more on:    hakainde hichilema  |  edgar lungu  |  zambia  |  southern africa  |  zambia elections 2015
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