The leader of Zambia’s main opposition party sailed to victory in the nation’s presidential election, staving off strong-arm tactics from the incumbent governing party that had stoked fears of a rigged vote.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has secured a shock landslide victory in the nation’s presidential polls. Electoral Commission of Zambia announced Hichilema’s victory over incumbent President Edgar Lungu at a briefing early on Monday in the capital,Lusaka.
What people are saying?
Hanna Tetteh Congratulations to the Electoral Commission of Zambia, and all poll workers for the efforts they put into making this election a free, fair and credible election and congratulations to the people of Zambia for their efforts to go out and vote and make their voices count.
Anna Maj Hultgård I salute the Zambian ppl for its determination to uphold #democracy by going out in numbers to peacefully cast their vote & make their voices heard. I trust Zambia will continue to be a beacon of peace & see democratic maturity.