Hakainde Hichilema, the head of Zambia’s opposition, has won the country’s presidential election.

The electoral commision announced on Monday that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s presidential election, with the exception of one constituency.

Hichilema received 2,810,777 votes in the final tally, while Lungu received 1,814,201 votes out of 7 million registered voters.

“I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia,” said electoral commission chairman, Esau Chulu, to a packed results centre in the capital Lusaka.

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