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Lungu’s defeat in the Zambian elections will be a constant reminder to the new government that the Zambian people have the power to vote for change
Speaking shortly after his predecessor Edgar Lungu conceded defeat, the business tycoon and veteran opposition leader said his camp had been victims of a “brutal regime that is exiting”
A proposed amendment to its Constitution may turn Zambia into a de facto one-party state
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Everything about the elections seems fine until one gets to read or listen to foreign media.
Police opened fire on the opposition United Party for National Development supporters after the party refused to cancel a campaign meeting in Lusaka.
Zambia’s new president Edgar Lungu has a minority mandate. Less than half of the registered voters made their mark, and he faces new polls in 2016.
Zambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu holds a small lead with most of the votes from this week’s presidential polls counted.
Zambian police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of the leading opposition candidate, as the presidential election was extended into a third day.
Zambians will vote for a new president in a defining poll for the country, which is under pressure to make its mineral wealth count for citizens.
Since Michael Sata’s death, the ruling party has witnessed an unprecedented fight for the presidency, which has also drawn in members of his family.
Zambia’s acting president and acting head of the ruling party Guy Scott has been deemed ineligible to stand in the next presidential elections.
Zambians and regional observers are keen to see what the new president’s rise to power will entail.
Ten candidates are on Zambia’s presidential ballot, but only Rupiah Banda and Michael Sata are considered contenders.
Banks are offering yuan on demand — another sign of the growing Chinese presence.