Zambia's President Edgar Lungu wins re-election

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia

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.
His main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, won 47.67%.
Earlier, his UPND party withdrew from the ballot verification process, alleging fraud.

The opposition party quickly rejected the result, claiming the electoral commission had colluded to rig the vote against its candidate.

"We have evidence to the effect that the votes for Hakainde Hichilema have been deliberately reduced in collusion with the Electoral Commission of Zambia," the UPND's lawyer Jack Mwiimbu told journalists, according to the Reuters news agency.

"We have confidence that the constitutional court will rise above board and declare the results a nullity," he said.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu wins re-election Zambia's President Edgar Lungu wins re-election Reviewed by E.A Olatoye on August 15, 2016 Rating: 5

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