2016 Presidential Election Results for Zambia

In the 2016 presidential election results for Zambia, Edgar C Lungu with 1,860,877 votes emerged the winner while Hakainde Hichilema came out in the second place with 1,760,347. The Zambian elections which were held on 11 August 2016 saw a massive 3,781,505 number of people turn out to vote for their president.

Below are the election results for nine (9) presidential candidates who participated in 11 August 2016 Zambian elections:

You will see here that more people participated in the 11 August 2016 elections compared to the last elections held in January 2015.

No. Candidate Name Party Votes
01 Lungu E C
02 Hichilema H
03 Nawakwi E Z
04 Banda M
05 Kabimba W
06 Chishimba S
07 Kaunda T
08 Sinkamba S
09 Mwamba M

As the above results show, the elections were a close encounter between the incumbent Edgar Lungu of the PF (Patriotic Front) and Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND (United Party for National Development).

The elections results were contested by the opposition UPND who took the matter to court. 

However, on 5th September 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the PF (Edgar Lungu). 

Edgar C. Lungu assumed office for the second and last term as the sixth President of Zambia on 13th September 2016. The president and his Vice, Inonge Wina were sworn in at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on the same date.

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