Zambians Await Presidential Vote Results After Frenzied Campaign

August 12, 2016 8:22 AM

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Zambians Await Presidential Vote Results After Frenzied Campaign

Ballot counting in Zambia was under way Friday after voting ended in a hotly contested election that pitted President Edgar Lungu against his main challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, for the second times in 19 months.

Less than 28,000 votes separated the two men when they contested a snap poll in January last year, after President Michael Sata died in office. While Lungu’s administration has improved the country’s road system and built new clinics and schools, a growth slump, soaring food prices and job losses on...

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