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Zambian court allows more time for poll challenge

Zambian presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema of main opposition party United Party for National Development, casts his ballot during the Zambian general elections on August 11, 2016 in LusakaZambia’s constitutional court gave the country’s main opposition leader two more days Saturday to present a petition challenging last month’s disputed re-election of President Edgar Lungu. The court had on Friday gave Hakainde Hichilema, who was defeated in the August 11 vote, only two hours, prompting his lawyers to say they would no longer represent him. On Saturday it asked Hichilema, leader of the opposition United Party for National Development, to seek legal representation and the matter would continue on Monday.

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