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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.

Edgar Lungu Seeks Re-Election

[East African] Lusaka -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu filed his nomination Monday seeking re-election after a court petition to block him failed.

Relations Upgrade Mooted

[Botswana Daily News] Lusaka -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi met his Zambia counterpart, Mr Edgar Lungu during the former's working visit to Zambia on Wednesday. President Masisi expressed appreciation for the mutually beneficial relations that the t...

President Lungu Right On Forging of G12 Certificates

[Times of Zambia] WE hail President Edgar Lungu for imploring the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) to ensure that aspiring candidates who produce forged Grade-12 School certificates are prosecuted for adulterating education standards.

JPM Leaves Indelible Mark, Says Lungu

[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Pombe Magufuli has left an indelible mark on Tanzanians for his dedicated heart of bringing development to his people, Zambia President Edgar Lungu said yesterday in Dodoma.

Magufuli Fearless – Lungu

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu was yesterday among several other Heads of State and Government who attended a funeral service for late Tanzanian President John Magufuli whom he described as a forthright, fearless and transformational leader.

Is Central Bank Independence Worth Fighting For?

[ISS] South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni sparked a diplomatic incident by his vehement defence of the principle of central bank independence last weekend. Mboweni, himself a former governor of the South African Reserve Bank, fired off a volle...

A Lesson Unlearnt – Zambia On Path to Zimbabwe-Like Ruin

[New Zimbabwe] Despite the example of neighbouring Zimbabwe's economic collapse over the last 25 years, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is apparently intent on his country relearning this maths lesson.

Govt Asks China to Cancel Its Debt

[East African] Lusaka -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu has asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for some "debt relief and cancellation" in a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

Lungu Hails Chakwera’s Election

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has congratulated newly-elected Malawian president, Lazarus Chakwera.

Lungu Assures Medics

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has assured health workers that the Government will continue to provide them with safety clothing as they fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bid for Lungu, Hichilema Talks Backed

[Times of Zambia] The fresh proposal for President Edgar Lungu and United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to have dialogue has continued receiving support from stakeholders.