Zambia goes to the polls today with over seven million citizens expected to take part in the decisive election. President Edgar Lungu will be seeking re-election for the third time after being elected in 2015 following the demise of Michael Sata and in 2016 which he narrowly won, beating his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema by just over 100,000 votes. Hichilema, the leader of the opposition UPND will be seeking the top leadership of the country for the sixth time having participated in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Although Lungu of the Patriotic Front and Hichilema appear to be front-runners in the Presidential election, 14 other contenders are taking part, namely Dr Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party, Nevers Mumba…...

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