Zambia Counts Votes After Frenzied Presidential Campaign

  • Economic slump dents President Lungu’s odds of re-election
  • Observers report isolated incidents of violence during vote

Ballot counting in Zambia was under way in a hotly contested election pitting President Edgar Lungu against challenger Hakainde Hichilema after a campaign that a group of churches described as “a step backward” for one of Africa’s most stable democracies.

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