Zambia opposition leader angered by vote results delay

Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development, has alleged fraud in this week's presidential voteZambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Sunday blasted the national election commission for slow progress in releasing results from this week’s closely-fought presidential vote. Hichilema, the leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) who has alleged fraud in Thursday’s vote, demanded to speak to the commission’s chairman at its headquarters where the ballots are being counted, but he was blocked by police. The electoral commission had initially indicated that results would be announced within 48 hours of the close of voting, and no explanation has been given for the delays.

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