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Vol 59 No 12

Published 15th June 2018


Zambia

Squeaking in and cutting back

The Patriotic Front is crowing over its narrow defeat of the United Party for National Development (UPND) in a by-election in the swing constituency of Chilanga, just outside Lusaka, on 5 June. The PF poured in massive resources but only shaded victory by 816 votes on a turnout of only 30% in what many saw as a test of President Edgar Lungu's popularity. PF media director Sunday Chanda proclaimed that Lungu is 'gaining popularity with every single election' despite the small margin.

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