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Zambia Extends Presidential Election as Heavy Rain Hampers Vote

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Zambia extended presidential elections into a second day as torrential rain left some polling stations unable to open.

Voting will continue on Wednesday when 51 stations will open for the first time, according to the electoral commission. Polls had been due to close at 6 p.m. local time Tuesday. The announcement of final results, scheduled for Jan. 23, may be delayed by “a day or two,” commission official Priscilla Isaac told reporters in Lusaka, the capital.