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Zambia’s Losing Candidate Wants Electoral Reform

The man who came second in last week’s Zambian special presidential election has called for a new constitution that will ensure a truly independent electoral commission. Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) said the current commission serves the interest of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party because its members are appointed by the president.   The election commission said PF candidate Edgar Lungu won 48.3 percent of the vote, while...

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