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Zambia's Lungu wins disputed polls

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. Photo©Moses Mwape/AP/SIPAZambian President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected after another close poll amid protests by the opposition that the August 11 vote was rigged.

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Zambia's high stakes elections

Zambia's incumbent President, Edgar Lungu. Photo©Alberto Pizzoli/AP/SIPAA new electoral process, rapidly shifting political allegiances, the intensity of political campaigning, unprecedented levels of political intimidation and a weak economy have all contributed to raising the political temperature in Zambia, as the country goes to the polls on 11 August.

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