[Nation] Outgoing Zambian leader Edgar Lungu on Monday bade farewell to his countrymen in a message touting his administration's massive investment in infrastructure as his legacy.
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Edgar Chagwa Lungu (born 11 November 1956) is a Zambian politician who served as the sixth president of Zambia from 25 January 2015 to 24 August 2021. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defence. Following Sata’s death in October 2014, Lungu was adopted as the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front in a Convention of the Patriotic Front in Kabwe, for the January 2015 presidential by-election, which was to determine who would serve out the remainder of Sata’s term. In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015. Lungu was elected to a full presidential term in the August 2016 election, again narrowly defeating Hichilema. Hichilema initially disputed the election result and filed a case at the Constitutional Court to nullify the result. On 5 September, however, the court dismissed the case. Lungu was sworn in for his first full term on 13 September 2016. In 2021, Lungu was defeated by long-time opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema (his 2015 and 2016 opponent), after the Electoral Commission of Zambia declared the victory of Hichilema in that year’s presidential election.
[VOA] Lusaka -- New Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema took office on Tuesday, 12 days after defeating incumbent Edgar Lungu in a general election.
[RFI] Zambia's newly-elected president, Hakainde Hichilema, is sworn into office Tuesday, after defeating the incumbent Edgar Lungu by almost a million votes in a election marked by restricted campaigning and suspected vote rigging.
[The Conversation Africa] Hakainde Hichilema's election victory is the third time an opposition leader has unseated an incumbent president in Zambia since 1991. The victory bequeaths on the new president and his party, the United Party for National Dev...
[East African] Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa says he persuaded outgoing Zambian President Edgar Lungu to concede defeat after the August 12 elections.
[Nation] Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa now says he is the one who persuaded outgoing Zambian President Edgar Lungu to concede defeat after the August 12 elections.
[ISS] Almost five million Zambians came out to vote on 12 August, and overwhelmingly rejected incumbent Edgar Lungu as president. After five attempts, Hakainde Hichilema swept ahead to victory by over a million votes and a secured a majority in the Nat...
[The Herald] The MDC Alliance has been gripped by false hope of winning the forthcoming 2023 Presidential elections in the manner Zambia's President-elect; Hakainde Hichilema defeated former President, Edgar Lungu in the just ended elections.
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance Vice President Tendai Biti Monday celebrated the defeat of former Zambian President Edgar Lungu by President-elect Hakainde Hichilema after his deportation by authorities at Chirundu Border post in 2018.
[East African] Zambia's outgoing President Edgar Lungu has conceded defeat after the country's electoral commission announced his rival Hakainde Hichilema winner of the August 12 presidential poll.
[East African] Zambian President Edgar Lungu is under mounting pressure to concede defeat after five opposition candidates challenged his claims on 'unfair' elections.
[RFI] Zambia's main opposition candidate has taken a considerable lead in partial results for a tight presidential election while incumbent leader Edgar Lungu claims the poll was not "not free and fair".
[East African] Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared the August 12 presidential and parliamentary election "not free and fair", citing incidents of political violence in three provinces.
[New Zimbabwe] THE High Court of Zambia Friday ordered President Edgar Lungu to restore internet services to the populace.
[263Chat] Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday in an epic twist of events shutdown the internet and deployed more troops claiming that the election was rigged in a tight presidential showdown with main opposition rival Hakainde Hichilema rocked by...
[Nation] Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared Thursday's presidential and parliamentary election "not free and fair" after incidents of violence in three provinces.
[Nation] Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichelema on Saturday took an early lead over President Edgar Lungu in the country's closely contested presidential election, the electoral commission announced.
[Daily Maverick] Observers are concerned that President Edgar Lungu will use violent incidents to justify a clampdown and an invalidation of election results in opposition strongholds.
[Nation] President Edgar Lungu (64) and his main rival, long-time nemesis and business tycoon Hakainde Hichilema (59), have cast their ballots in what promises to be a closely contested election.
[East African] Zambians started voting on Thursday with a promising huge turnout in a decisive election in which the incumbent Edgar Lungu is seeking a second term.