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Zambia – Hakainde Hichilema takes early presidential election lead (Al Jazeera)

Zambian presidential candidate for the opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema [File: AFP]

Zambian presidential candidate for the opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema [File: AFP]

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead in the country’s presidential election over incumbent Edgar Lungu, according to the first results from the electoral commission on Saturday. Hichilema tallied 171,604 votes versus the 110,178 garnered by Lungu in the results for 15 of the southern African nation’s 156 constituencies.

Zambia: Hakainde Hichilema takes early presidential election lead | Elections News | Al Jazeera