The ruling PF has won the Livingstone Central bye election.
According to final results released shortly, PF candidate Lawrence Evans polled 10,173 with UPND’s Regina Musokotwane in distant second with 7, 805 votes.
MMD’s Fred Siasuntwe received 1,579 while Greenwell Mwanangombe of UNIP was last with 67 votes.
The UPND has since conceded defeat.
In his brief message posted on its Facebook page, the UPND said the party had lost the Livingstone by-election to PF.
It said, “Mrs. Musokotwane fought a good battle. This is the election which was postponed from 28th Feb 2013 for the first time in the history of Zambia due to the environment not being conducive. Votes cast were less than 20,000 in total.”
The UPND has since thanked its members for the vigilance exhibited during the election period.
The Livingstone seat was previously held by UPND’s Reverend Howard Sekwila who ditched the party.