Lusaka ~ Tue, 20 Jul 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

The latest opinion poll has projected that President Edgar Lungu is likely to win the 2021 General Election with a 60 percent lead.

The opinion poll has also pitted United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema to emerge second in the race with 36 percent of the projected votes.

The opinion poll has meanwhile projected that Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) president Nevers Mumba will occupy third position with two point nine percent of the projected votes.

Other political parties participating in the polls have been handed a paltry one point four percent combined votes in the opinion poll.

The survey has been conducted by the Consortium of Zambian Thought Leaders from various academic institutions across Zambia and abroad.

Chairperson Brian Mwiinga says the opinion poll has further projected that there will be no run-off in the Presidential Race as President LUNGU is poised to maintain a comfortable lead ahead of his rival, Hichilema.

Dr. Mwiinga has said in a statement released to ZNBC News in Lusaka today that Mr. Hichilema’s good performance in the 2016 General Election where he scored 46 point 67 percent is expected to plummet in the 2021 Polls.

He said President Lungu has continued to command support in his strongholds comprising Luapula, Eastern, Northern, Muchinga, Copperbelt and Lusaka Provinces.

Dr. Mwiinga further said Mr Hichilema has maintained his grip on Southern, Western and Northwestern Provinces.

He also said the opinion poll has revealed that emerging political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP and Socialist party have registered their presence in all parts of the country especially the PF strongholds.

Dr. Mwiinga has emphasised that the Opinion Poll has been conducted in accordance with internationally accepted standards.



  1. Pule Mulenga

    This is as we expect. There is really no wind of change except social media noise by some sections. It may not be by that margin but victory is certain for Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front.

    • Musyani

      My question that why is the opposition not allowed to fly anywhere in zambia the way lungu does?
      So covid is only for opposition people 🙄.
      Lungu is and his cronies are not good for zambia.

  2. Mwiza

    Good governance by pf

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    • jez

      By far lungu is the head of state while others are mare party presdents.he is enjoying some preverages

  4. Tom

    This is option poll,not opinion poll. what ever is the prediction, that ECL will win the elections is false mirage of poll survey what the poll surveyors what’s to do is to manipulate the situation in favor of ECL. UPND please watch out!

  5. Jack Phiri

    This poll is not a true reflection of national sentiment. The majority are broker and angrier than in 2016. The economy has taken major hits, regardless of whatever propagranda is being spewed. Prices are nearly 4 times what they were back then, and the currency is nearly 4 times less in value!

  6. Sichone Chanda

    What where the parameters used during that poll – the size of population sample and regions? Were those chosen for the poll of voting age? Are they even registered voters? Isn’t that what happened in 2011 with Donchi Kubeba?

    If anything is to be believed How about an Opinion poll on registered voters. Either way PF you are losing. Your levels of corruption filter at every level of our society.

  7. Ben k

    The opinion poll is very true and i hope their is no need of politician to criticise on what the surveyor have conducted

  8. Ivyn I

    You can say that because you are under the government of the day and protecting your unprofessional job.

  9. Jk

    Attention 12 august is coming soon!!!!

  10. Miles jr

    Forward Dana

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