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Vol 57 No 17

Published 26th August 2016


Lungu's victory under fire

The opposition legal challenge to the President's narrow win seems unlikely to succeed but there are major holes in his defence

Most pundits think that the opposition petition submitted to the Constitutional Court challenging President Edgar Lungu's much criticised election victory has only a slim chance of success. If it does succeed, a new presidential election will take place within weeks. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) would have 30 days to organise a re-run of the poll in which Lungu narrowly defeated Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND).

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