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Zambia's Lungu re-elected as rival cries foul

Zambia's incubent Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front casts his ballot in presidential elections at a polling station in Lusaka on August 11, 2016Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu was on Monday declared the winner of a closely-fought election in the southern African country, a victory that was immediately challenged by his main rival. Election commission chief Esau Chulu announced that Lungu was “duly elected” after releasing the final results from Thursday’s election which put the president ahead of his main rival Hakainde Hichilema by around 200,000 votes. “We are going to take up this matter legally,” Jack Mwiimbu, legal specialist for the United Party for National Development (UPND), told reporters.

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