Voting closes in Zambian election
13 August 2021 | 2:00 pm
Polls have officially closed in Zambia, despite some voters complaining about the slow pace. It is expected to be a tight race between President Edgar Lungu's Patriotic Front (PF) and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's United Party for National Development (UPND).
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