Hakainde Hichilema declared President – Elect of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was on Monday declared winner of the highly contested presidential election in Zambia. With 155 of 156 constituencies reporting, official results showed Hichilema had captured a landslide of 2,810,757 votes against 1,814,201 for President Edgar Lungu. "I therefore declare the said Hakainde Hichilema to be president-elect

Zambian President Edgar Lungu rejects Election results

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Thursday's presidential and parliamentary election "not free and fair", after incidents of violence in three provinces. Lungu is trailing his main contender, Hakainde Hichilema, in early results from the electoral commission. Preliminary results from 62 out of 156 constituencies show Hakainde Hichilema ahead with 1,024,212