Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema defeated the incumbent President, Edgar Lungu, by a landslide more than a million votes in the bitterly contested presidential election last week and has been declared the winner of the election.
President Lungu’s Patriotic Front has conceded defeat and congratulated victorious Hichilema.
The last election was Hichilema’s sixth attempt at winning the presidency.
In its final tally, the electoral commission said Hichilema had won 2,810,777 votes, while Lungu garnered 1,814,201 in Thursday’s election
There were a total of seven million eligible registered voters for the election.