Hakainde Hichilema has won Zambia’s Presidential elections.
Zambia’s electoral commission said on Monday when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, barring one.
Hichilema beat the clearly unpopular Edgar Lungu who had resorted to block internet access after sensing defeat only for Zambian courts to issue an order for restoration.
Hichilema secured 2,810,777 votes while Lungu was in second place with 1,814,201 votes, out of 7 million registered voters.
“I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia,” said Zambia electoral commission chairman, Esau Chulu, to a packed results centre in the capital Lusaka.
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