2021 Zambian general election

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2021 Zambian general election

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Turnout70.95%Increase as of 10:15 CAT
as of 10:15, 16 August 2021 CAT
Nominee Hakainde Hichilema Edgar Lungu
Running mate Mutale Nalumango Nkandu Luo
Popular vote 2,810,757 1,814,201
Percentage 59.38% 38.33%

President before election

Edgar Lungu

Elected President

Hakainde Hichilema

General elections were held in Zambia on 12 August 2021 to elect the President and National Assembly.[1] President-elect Hakainde Hichilema was declared the winner when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, defeating current President Edgar Lungu.

Hichilema won 2,810,757 votes while Lungu was in second place with 1,814,201 votes, out of 7 million registered voters.[2][3]

Lungu has refused to accept losing the election by calling the election a fraud.[4]

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  1. "Zambia commences voter registration exercise ahead of 2021 polls". Xinhua News Agency. 9 November 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. "Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election". Reuters. 2021-08-16. Retrieved 2021-08-16.
  3. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election". news.trust.org. Retrieved 2021-08-16. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  4. "Zambian president declares general elections 'not free and fair'". Reuters. 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2021-08-14.