Zambia Opposition Alleges Vote Rigging After Results Delay

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  • Electoral commission denies claims, affirming independence
  • President Edgar Lungu faces strong challenge from Hichilema

Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema accused the nation’s electoral commission of colluding with the ruling Patriotic Front to rig the outcome of an Aug. 11 vote, amid delays in announcing the results. The party and the commission denied any fraud.

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