Pres. Lungu Wins Tight Presidential Election; ECL 1, 860, 877 Hichilema 1, 760, 347

Edgar HiredIncumbent President Edgar Lungu has retained his position after defeating his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND by 100, 530 to secure the required 50%+1 threshold.

Pres. Lungu polled 1, 860, 877 while Hichilema managed 1, 760, 347. The actual percentage scored by President Lungu is 50.3%.

ECZ chairperson Justice Esau Chulu declared President Edgar Lungu as winner at 14:04.

Meanwhile, the UPND are protesting the outcome of the election was rigged. They demanded a recount of the votes in Lusaka.

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