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Hichilema Defeats Incumbent, Lungu In Zambia Presidential Race

Following the Presidential Election in Zambia on August 12, the Electoral Commission of Zambia has announced Opposition candidate, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development as the winner of the hotly-contested election.

Hichelima defeated incumbent, Edgar Chagwa Lungu of the Patriotic Front by almost a million votes.

Hichelima is a perennial candidate after contesting and losing in the 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 & 2016 Zambia Presidential Elections.

He lost to incumbent, Lungu in the 2015 and 2016 Presidential Election, now beating his nemesis in 2021.

“As Returning Officer, I have made a decision to declare result without Mandevu Constituency. Consolidated results are for 155 of 156 constituencies. Mandevu results cannot materially influence current result” – Chairperson, Justice Esau Chulu

Hichelima will become Zambia’s 7th President when sworn-in.

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