Electoral Commission of Zambia has anounced that Patriotic Front President Michael Sata has defeated the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy candidate Rupiah Banda in 2011 presidential elections.
Justice Irene Mambilima announced early this morning that with totals completed from nearly all the country’s 143 constituencies, Sata had won with 1,150,045 votes, representation 43 percent of the total. President Rupiah Banda had 961,796 votes, representating 36.1 percent. Eight other candidates shared the remainder.
The totals from the remaining 7 constituencies were not enough to overturn the lead that Mr Sata had amassed.