Debt-ridden Zambia votes in closely contested gene

2022-04-05
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Zambians were voting in a general election on Thursday after a tense campaign dominated by economic woesthose at special schools and welfare centres for disabled people and homeless people., a debt crisis and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sixteen presidential candidates are vying for the top job, but the frontrunners are incumbent Edgar Lungu:1618145121091,, 64, and his long-time rival Hakainde Hichilema, a business tycoon, who are facing off at the polls for the third time.

Hichilema, 59The cycle of birth and death., who is running for a sixth time, is backed by an alliance of 10 partiescalling out some Democratic states such as Michigan and Virginia which.

A flagging economy and rising living costs have eroded Lungu’s support base in recent years, surveys suggest, and the election could be even tighter than 2016 polls when he narrowly scraped a victory over Hichilema.

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