Zambian Opposition Leader Wins Presidency On 6th Attempt

Zambia Opposition Leader, Hakainde Hichilema has won a landslide victory over incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s presidential election.

The Electoral commission chairman, Esau Chulu declared Hichilema president after polling 2,810,777 votes against Lungu’s 1,814,201, winning all but one of the 156 constituencies counted.

“I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia,” the electoral commission chairman said.

Hichilema, 59, finally won the elections in his 6th attempt and the third time he has challenged 64-year-old Lungu.

Meanwhile, international observers have commended the transparent and peaceful elections.

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