UPND looks set to retain the Kabwata Parliamentary sedat as it progresses to edge out PF in a tightly contested by-election. Consolidated results announced so far show that UPND is in the lead with 6,026 votes from 61 out of the 131 polling stations counted so far, while the PF is trailing with 5,214 votes. UPND fielded Andrew Tayengwa while Clement Tembo was standing on the former ruling party’s ticket. Nine political parties took part in the by-election, including UNIP, Andyford Banda’s PAC and Chilufya Tayali’s EEP ; but it was Fred M’membe’s Socialist party that trailed at a distant third. The by-election in Kabwata Constituency was necessitated by the death of UPND Member of Parliament, Levy Mkandawire who died…...

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