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Zambia: New president Lungu faces power supply crunch
Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Edgar Lungu has won the 20 January presidential election that followed the death of former leader Michael Sata. On a turnout of just 32%, Lungu narrowly beat rival Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND), taking 48.3% of the vote to Hichilema’s 46.7%. The former defence and justice minister has pledged to continue the development projects that began under his predecessor, with the power sector to remain a critical component of the government’s development plan.
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