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Zambian Ruling Party Takes Early Lead in Presidential Vote

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party candidate Edgar Lungu took an early lead on Wednesday in a presidential election that ran into a second day after heavy rains disrupted voting. Results from 14 out of 150 constituencies showed defense and justice minister Lungu, 58, had 103,634 votes, compared to 47,731 for his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, 52, a wealthy economist from the United Party for National Development (UPND). Much of the southern African country was lashed by...

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