New Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema

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Zambia incumbent president Edgar Lungu congratulate president-elect of the Hakainde Hichilema on the victory for last week polls.

Lungu for live broadcast tok say: “I go like to congratulate my brother Hakainde Hichilema for being elected as di 7th president of mother Zambia”.

Mr Hichilema defeated the incumbent, President Edgar Lungu, by a landslide – more than a million votes.

It was Mr Hichilema’s sixth attempt at winning the presidency. His supporters have been celebrating on the streets of the capital, Lusaka.

Mr Lungu’s Patriotic Front has accepted defeat and congratulated Mr Hichilema.

Earlier, Mr Lungu alleged that the elections were not free and fair.

He said Patriotic Front election officials had been chased from polling stations, leaving votes unprotected.

In its final tally, the electoral commission said Mr Hichilema had won 2,810,777 votes to Mr Lungu’s 1,814,201 in Thursday’s election. There were seven million registered voters.

The huge margin of victory means there is no need for a run-off.

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