Africa Politics & Current Affairs

Zambia’s opposition party leader Hakainde Hichilema wins Presidential elections

Zambia’s opposition party leader, Hakainde Hichilema a 59 year old former CEO at an accounting firm, grabbed the win against ‘now former President’ Edgar Lungu in the country’s Presidential elections.

Hakainde Hichilema’s votes counted were 2,810,777 and Edgar Lungu’s votes were 1,814,201. Zambia’s electoral commison chairman, Esau Chulu said, “I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia.”

The results caused Zambian citizens who were in support of Hichilema all across the country to celebrate with singing and dancing, parading through the streets wearing red and yellow of his United Party for National Development (UPND).

 

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