Zambia's Edgar Lungu wins presidential election

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Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu defeated his main rival Hakainde Hichilema in a close fought presidential election, the southern African nation’s electoral commission said on Monday.

Lungu, leader of the Patriotic Front, won 50.35 percent of the vote against 47.67 percent for Hichilema of the United Party for National Development, the commission said.


(Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Joe Brock)