Latest verified results of Tuesday’s presidential election show that PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu is leading the race with 533,613 votes representing 50.8 percent.
His closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND is in second place with 477,076 representing 45.1 of the total votes counted.
The latest results were announced by ECZ Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima at the results centre at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.The results are from 80 constituencies meaning there are still 70 more constituencies to go.The difference between the two rival candidates stands at 59, 537.
Justice Mambilima also disclosed that the national average of voter turnout was 34%.
She also revealed that voting was still taking place in about 10 polling stations out of 6435 polling stations that have voted so far.Yesterday, Mr Lungu was leading by more than 186,000 votes after most of the PF strongholds results were announced.