Zambia opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential election

LUSAKA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has emerged as the winner in the Aug. 12 presidential election, beating incumbent President Edgar Lungu.

In this photo taken on August 12, 2021 Zambia's presidential candidate for the opposition, Hakainde Hichilema (C) of the United Party for National Development (UPND) casts his ballot in Lusaka. (File photo: AFP)

Hichilema won with 2,810,757 of the votes while Lungu got 1,814,201.

Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu made the declaration in the early hours of Monday after the full and thorough scrutiny of votes from 155 out 156 constituencies.