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Hakainde Hichilema is Zambia’s Seventh President after getting a Landslide Victory in the Polls

The President-elect won by a landslide victory registering a margin of over 996,000 votes between him and the losing closest rival Edgar who amassed 1,814, 201 votes.

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United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has become Zambia’s seventh republican President-elect after amassing over 2.81 million votes from the August 12, 2021 general election. The massive win meant Mr. Hichilema does not have to contest any second-round run-offs after meeting the constitutional 50.1% threshold for an outright winner.

Mr. Hichilema beat the incumbent President Edgar Lungu by scoring 2,810,757 votes against 1,814, 201 for the latter. Mr. Hichilema’s party, the UPND, dislodged Mr. Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF) party, mainly on the promise to ‘fix’ the economy of the country and create jobs for young people.

At exactly 02:35 hours, Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Esau Chulu declared Mr. Hichilema duly elected republican president at the national results centre.

Justice Chulu disclosed that the results that were announced were from 155 constituencies out 156 saying there were challenges with the Mandevu constituency results.

“The outstanding results are not likely to materially influence the overall results of this election. Therefore, the consolidated results are for 155 constituencies out of 156,” he explained.

And Justice Chulu declared the winner of the presidential election based on Section 73 of sub-section two of the Electoral Process Act of 2016.

“The said provision permits me as the Returning Officer to proceed to declare the winner of this election as waiting for the said constituency will unreasonably delay the declaration of the results thereof,” he said.

The President-elect won by a landslide victory registering a margin of over 996,000 votes between him and the losing closest rival Edgar who amassed 1,814, 201 votes.

Soon after Mr. Hichilema was declared President-elect, UPND chairman for elections, Garry Nkombo said the party will, after forming, quickly start addressing economic challenges which the country is facing.

Other contenders in the presidential race were Democratic Party leader Harry Kalaba, who came third after garnering 24, 879 votes followed by People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) candidate Andyford Banda with 19, 804 while Socialist Party’s Fred M’membe received 16,379 votes.

Party of National Unity and Progress (PNUP) candidate Highvie Hamududu polled 10,388 with the only female candidate in the race, New Heritage Party candidate Chishala Kateka acquiring 8,063 votes while United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) candidate Charles Chanda garnered 6,520.

Zambia United for Sustainable Development’s Lazarus Chisela received 5,229 followed by MMD’s Nevers Mumba who polled 4,809 and Third Liberation Movement candidate Enock Tonga trailed close behind with 3,088.

UNIP’s Trevor Mwamba polled 2,997 while Patriots for Economic Progress candidate Sean Tembo got 1,798 votes and Steven Nyirenda of the National Restoration Party (NAREP) polled 1,766.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Kasonde Mwenda garnered 1,331 with Leadership Movement’s Richard Silumbe polling the least with 1,283 votes.

In terms of the law, if Mr. Lungu wants to settle a dispute or nullify elections, he must approach the Constitutional Court within seven days to lodge a complaint after a winner is announced.

Wild celebrations have broken out in several parts of Zambia following Mr Hichilema’s victory.

80 COMMENTS

  1. Congrats President HH, I’m quite inspired by your focus spirit you never gave up…you kept your head high until you made it.
    I’m very happy for you and your family.
    I ask God to guide you and give you strength as you move forward.
    Congratulations…

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  2. @Kaizar Z…You are not welcome here….you don’t belong here. We told you that your time was up.

    Kindly delete your profile 08/15/2021.

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  3. CONGRATULATION MR. PRESIDENT-ELECT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA !!!
    AND THANK YOU TO ALL ZAMBIANS FOR PROVING THAT THEY DONT CHOOSE THEIR LEADERS BASED ON TRIBAL TAGS !
    TO YOU KAMBWILI, NAWAKWI, KZ, AND OTHERS – SHAME ON YOU ! JUST KNOW, A TONGA CAN RULE ZAMBIA !
    TIME TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS AND MAKE ZAMBIA A NATION THAT PROVIDES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL ZAMBIANS REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY COME FROM.

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  4. CONGRATULATION MR. PRESIDENT-ELECT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA !!!
    AND THANK YOU TO ALL ZAMBIANS FOR PROVING THAT THEY DONT CHOOSE THEIR LEADERS BASED ON TRI.BAL TAGS !
    TO YOU KAMBWILI, NAWAKWI, KZ, AND OTHERS – SHAME ON YOU ! JUST KNOW, A TO.NGA CAN RUULE ZAMBIA !
    TIME TO CLEAN UP THIS ME.SS AND MAKE ZAMBIA A NATION THAT PROVIDES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL ZAMBIANS REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY COME FROM.

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  5. They often said HH will never rule Zambia yet he’s defeated Lungu by a massive 1m votes. Congrats president Hichilema for a landslide win.

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  6. Big congratulations to you Mr Hichilema. It has been a real uphill battle for you. Victory is indeed sweetest after so many years of failed attempts. Wishing you the best as the task ahead is so so huge. PF under Edgar messed up this country big time.

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  7. Congrats to HH and the Tumbuka in me says yes Tongaz can rule Zambia .Massive task ahead to restore Zambia i wish you success.

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  8. President elect HH rebuilding the sickly economy is your task #1 together with restoring ethics & professionalism to public institutions.Wishing you Godspeed.

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  9. Bandit President Edward Chagwa Lungu…your time is up….BUT SERIOUSLY NO DEFECTIONS…ZERO TOLERANCE…NO CADRERISM…NO THUGGERY BEHAVIOR ANYWHERE NEAR GOVERNMENT

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  10. How PF did not see this humiliation is beyond reason. They really took Zambians for borderline retards for them to abuse at will and still expect to beat UPND. Cadres everywhere. If PF continued, cadres would enter privatew homes and harrass home owners as well as harrassing birds for not pressing singing the ‘humble’ leader’s praises. The win is thge asy party. Avoiding some of PF’s pitifalls is the difficult part. To whom a lot is trusted, a lot is demanded. UPND help us build a Zambia we have never experinced. A Zambia that works for the majority of Zambnians and not Politicians and cadres.

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  11. At last Zambia will go back to the Mwanawasa days of the rule of law. Let Zambia be managed professionally. May the satanic PF roast forever in hell!!!

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  12. Congratulations Zambia!! This is a victory for morality. A reprieve from destruction of the economy. Forward!

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  13. The elections were not free and Fair

    I will never accept HH.

    The best man lost

    I hold a PhD

    Thanks

    BV2014,2016

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  14. Congratulations HH. Well done. Congratulations Zambians for rejecting hate speech and violent PF cadres. Time to build up the economy of Zambia regardless of political affiliation or not belong to any political party. All Zambians should have equally opportunity to prosper. Had work is a key.

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  15. At last Zambia will go back to the Mwanawasa days of the rule of law. Let Zambia be managed professionally. May the satan!c PF roast forever in hell!!!

  16. It’s a shame because Lungu did very well

    I hope he wins in 2026

    HH will split zambia

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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  17. HH introduce crypto currency to combat corruption and improve the Zambian economy. The system based currency will definitely fight everyone public servant from corrupt acts. The Congratulations will come later once I observe your administration.

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  18. Congrats h².
    What we need are two important speeches.
    1. Concessions Speech from team PF’s outgoing president aka POTROZ – securing 1,814,201 in 155.
    2. Victory Speech from team now UPND’s president aka POTROZ elect – securing 2,810,757 in 155. The gentleman is now recognized.

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  19. I am so happy with Zambians from the North who proved that tribalist rhetoric has only a limited appeal in Zambia. Truly one nation again.

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  20. The chaps can now celebrate.
    Zambia has had 2 Lawyers in office, one teacher, one unionist, one police officer. The other lawyer was strong on paper economy where we head of lower inflation rate, strong Kwacha, steady economic indicators and all goodies that go with it. ECL got it infrastructure-wise for me and many other sectorial fronts. Now it’s the corporate kid. An economist. A farmer. I/we will judge him after his tenure too. Prejudice got him a bad name. Is he any cleaner in practice? A have 5year period will tell. Like they say, time will tell. Congrats young man.
    So long!

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  21. To our international readers, 996,000 is too big a difference between candidates, a landslide since we adopted a 50% + 1. No wonder the writer is ecstatic about it. Expectations are very high. Zambia got itself a free education policy guy now. What did you expect? Hachilema will start reducing exchange rate immediately after inauguration in Kwacha dollar terms. All hospitals will have all drugs now. We are hoping for free meals in this vote. Cheaper than K7 a litre of gasoline. Almost free fertilizer. All trained teachers, nurses and other graduates on streets will be in employment. The list goes on. Our newly elected president knows no climate change or Covid-19. He is a replica of Donald Trump full of corporate policies and ideas.

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  22. You just don’t know. Every Zambian is feeling rich and employed and at a messy of free stuff. Why not? They worked for it in that vote.
    “Oh, okay. He promised heaven on earth. Wow! The enjoyment is so sweet. Iwe economic benefit to me, come kuno! Bally will fix it. So apa ine ni dizzy fye as bally makes it rain for me. Whooo! Iwe Edgar inaugurate him bwangu. Bally will unlock my locked potential.”
    This is the feeling of every Zambian apa so. I feel for bally as Zambians get amazed that he has to settle and as his guys first corruptly lavish themselves with government contracts and jostle for positions.

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  23. This isn’t a race or competition. It’s a mandate to new guys a big statement the nation has made. We pray that those who will surround the new president help him to see. We just want but a better Zambia for all regardless of who is at the helm

  24. Well done Zambia and congratulations President-elect Hakainde Hichilema. The journey is arduous and we wish you and your team Godspeed.

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  25. Hey, where is our famous Kaizer on this forum? Has he developed cold feet? Why is he not continuing to insult us? Just in case he has not heard, the under 5 in his mind has won the elections!!

  26. @ Mushota, do us a favour. Go and commit suicide. Take your self out of the gene pool,
    Guess what? Nobody cares what you think. You brainless worm,

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  27. Congratulations to UPND and HH for this wonderful victory. This is Zambia’s 3rd Liberation. You outwitted and out-manouvred the Cadre Driven party which I hope will never resurrect. It ended up being a battle between Brain and Brawn, between the BUlly and the Bally. Indeed it was a litmus test of who loved and cared for Zambia more, Let us restore sanity and re-build our national integrity and treasury and restore accountability. You have the Heart and Soul and the Peoples strength to make Zambia Proud and Free. May God Bless and Guide you. RESET / REBOOT

  28. Kaizar Kaizar Kaizar kikikikikikikikiki

    The jig is up boy
    Hands behind your back and you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.
    Kaizar boy, humility is very important. No more drinking alcohol on the Presidential jet
    We shall get back what belongs to the people from every one of you Ba Mambala

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  29. Congratulations for the hard fought victory Bwana HH. I love your go-getter attitude. Please make sure you invite the Zambian Technocrats both in and outside Zambia to run the government and provide mentorship to the Zambian Youths. NO Corruption, Strengthen the capacity of democratic institutions such as DEC, ECZ, public order act, serious judicial reforms and above all the ECONOMY. Thank you to Hon. Garry Nkombo and the law enforcements men and women in uniforms and the Zambia Army for their professional conduct. ECZ did a great job despite working under pressure from the Executive. NO TIME FOR HORNEY MOON, SERIOUS BUSINESS STARTS NOW.

  30. @HH1 Nay Zambia does not need Crypto Currency. That’s a Recipe for Disaster. It will be a constant field day for Cyber Criminals stealing the digital currency from peoples accounts.

  31. People need to be held accountable and they need to pay for their corrupt behavior.
    We had lawlessness under Lungu and Kampyongo chi colour

    We need a proper audit of every one in the PF to make sure the Zambian people get back what belongs to them.
    People need to know that corrupt behavior will not be tolerated in Zambia

  32. Congratulations.
    When are we starting to get part of our NAPSA contributions before retirement age as per you campaign messeage?

  33. Congratulations.
    H.H, when are we starting to draw part of our NAPSA contributions before retirement age as per your campaign promise?

  34. Pharaoh’s Braggadocio, Mushota,Kaizar ,zulu…take your nonsense to your loser,ka Edgar lungu

    You time is up now, your tortured the Zambians with your tribal politics…byeeee

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS!!! MR PRESIDENT FOR A WELL DESERVED VICTORY. THE UPND AND ITS ALLIANCE PESERVERED UNTIL VICTORY WAS ATTAINED. THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA HAVE SPOKEN. I WISH YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS AS YOU DISCARGE YOUR DUTIES FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MOTHER ZAMBIA.

  36. Congratulations President-elect for a resounding victory over the man who hates you to the bone. The journey to recovery starts soon after the inauguration. Yes the journey will be arduous, but with your work culture, we will certainly get there. Rags to riches only happens to a hard-working person. Please put a stop to the harassment, we experience at the intercity bus terminus when travelling.
    I personally want to se a Zambia where food will be cheap and in bountiful supply, among other things.

  37. @This Thorn in the Flesh ,
    Don’t be sleeky, you also belong to the Troll Kaiza Lungu Company who were touting RUBBISH here about HH. We will NOT Forget you, and we are watching you Closely. Youself, This Thorn in the Flesh , Zambian Citizen, Kaiza, has been active in last year with insults about HH. WE KNOW YOU, Stop changing your skin.

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  38. It was a hard fought victory. Let’s hope he does more than what ECL has done. Ati uwapyana wiso nao ni wiso. I urge all PF die hards to embrace him as their president. He is now a president for all Zambians. He is now the Chosen One. Congratulations HH and the entire UPND fraternity, and most importantly congratulations to all Zambians.

  39. Congratulations to HH and UPND. As for PF it is important to congratulate the winner and hand over power peacefully. Theres no need of petitions because they just drain nation resources and create unnecessariy anxieties among citizens as well as delaying the new government to get to work. In essense theres no loser unless if it was Zambia vs Zimbabwe or Malawi but it was a selection of the team to compete in the international economies for the good of Zambians which include all of us who were supporting PF and ECL and his family and all UPND supporters. If we see it that way we will put the interest of the country above pulling one another here and there.

  40. Nothing to congratulate here. We will wait for the promises he made and see what he will deliver. Neither kz nor ECL will suffer. I want a report in the next 2momths about how your life has improved because of upnd or hh. The lesson most zambian haven’t learnt is that no politician can make you successful. You as an individual are responsible for your own success. We wish upnd luck. Good morning zambia. We hear the violent pf have already started looting malls just as expected. You will know who God is under upnd

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  41. CONGRATS TO PRESIDENT ELECT HH AND THE ZAMBIANS COUNTRY -WIDE
    WHO VOTED FOR CHANGE HUGE NUMBERS DID THE AMERICANS. TO REMOVE TRUMP .

    TO ECL, PLEASE CONCEED WITH RESPECT ,DONOT WASTE OUR TIME

  42. While we congratulate the president elect can someone explain to the people destroying property that this property doesn’t belong to the outgoing president or the PF. All property belong to the Republic of Zambia. Please stop this hooliganism.

  43. @mushota

    From which hole did SHE crawl out again?
    For a long time, we had peace from her constant self-incensing.
    It seems that she is trying now to take over from poor retired and retarded Kaizar.

  44. Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu squandered a chance of being the best President in Zambia because he was so self centred and never ruled the country but kept campaigning from the day he was sworn in.. ‘Join me while I work…’ as if all other Zambians are not working. Not once did Lungu ever empathise with the Zambians who were suffering. He built hospitals that they could not afford to go to and when they did, they were turned away to go and buy swabs, syringes, specimen bottles, etc and then even panadol. The waiting list for dialysis at UTH is impossible to get on without knowing someone. Congratulations President HH. For a long time in Zambian politics, it feels good.

  45. Congratulations Mr. President! The people have spoken. It’s a new beginning… and we’re still here to speak out and work for a better Zambia.

  46. 1… A big congratulations to HH. Zambia once again has shown the world to be the Beacon of Democracy.

    Like I mentioned time after time, that for HH to win he needed to STOP depending on the 3 province NWP, SP & WP. This time around, he penetrated Eastern, Central, Lusaka and the North and got a landside win.

    Everyone must now stand behind HH. Work to develop Zambia will come from every one of us. This is when creative minds must go to work from both the Government and the Private Entrepreneurship.

  47. 2… HH will not perform miracles and turn things overnight. As of today, Zambia’s problems are on his shoulders. When you are given job a as CEO, you don’t talk about the mistakes the last CEO made, you just focus on building a formidable executive team, finding solutions and aim to turn the company for the better.

    As a citizen, if you have the best interest of the country, you never wish a new regime to fail, but hope that they succeed. Because if they succeed every Zambian benefit. To PF, go and reflect, become wiser and look at the mistakes you made. Every failure in life is an opportunity to learn.

  48. I just realized: Mushota IS KZ! Same useless hateful postings.
    Mushota/KZ – pole sana: you mirrored all the hate from PF, but stay losing.

  49. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Congratulations to HH and the UPND… it’s a massive win.
    But there’s a lot of work ahead and we will be watching you. I hope you start well and be the Leader Zambia has been craving for all these years. Good luck and God bless you.

  50. Where is Kaizer, zambian citizen, oval head, thorn, Kawasaki, that skull not forgetting the guys on radio chimba chushi, Elvis etc. These are the guys who were encouraging the wrongs that pf were doing all along yet the country was bleeding. Even had all sorts of excuses for 10 years of hard core load shedding, corruption, runaway economy and debt, cadre violence etc. These guys should be charged for treason for being so dull and encouraging all the wrongs. Lets not forget words like, he is bitter, under 5, kaponya hh.

  51. Done and dusted. Your humbleness has brought you to this victory.
    Congratulations to you sir, you deserved it. You won with flying colors.
    I pray for God’s guidance and wisdom to rule this great Nation.
    God opens a way where there seems to be no way.
    When God says YES, no one cane say NO.
    His word is final.
    God bless you and your family.

  52. @ Mushota & KZ
    Who cares about these two Boneheads. They are no different to the other Bonehead Kambwiili, useless and tribal. Let’s hope we never again hear a word from any of them. RIP.

  53. Congratulations and our hope and confidence is that you will bring a breath of fresh air – away from the uncivilised politics of the vanquished regime. More importantly as well, that you will endeavour and make meaningful inroads in uplifting the quality of life of many Zambians.

  54. CONGRATULATIONS Mr President.
    ZAMBIA has delivered itself before you. Kindly lead us well as one, govern us well with your integrity you’re known for.

    HH- AISA

  55. And To our outgoing president. Thank you very much sir. You may have gone wrong on some things along the process of your governance, but still a lesson is learned only after the lecture is done.
    Thank you for your leadership and most important for keeping this country intact even through this breakpoint.
    Go well Sir.

  56. Sincere congratulations to our incoming President.

    Appreciate your resilience and determination. You are an inspiration indeed.

  57. CONGRATULATIONS & ALL THE BEST MR.PRESIDENT H.H
    HH WON THE PEOPLE’S VOTE
    LUNGU WON THE OPINION POLL HE SHOULD ENJOY WHAT HE WON
    SEE WHO IS INCHARGE AT LAST.
    NEXT TIME DONOT RELY ON OPINION POLLS THERE SO MISLEADING

  58. Democracy: power with the people for the people. And Democracy won! We can all put the campaigns that nearly divided us behind and now focus on rebuilding our beloved nation. Meritocracy, integrity , diligence and the rule of law must unite and guide us hence forth in the spirit of one Zambia One Nation one people.

  59. Iwe kabwalala KZ, you need to report to the nearest prison for all the crimes you perpetrated on the Zambian people. You and ECL need to be behind bars, asap. Bapompwe imwe.

  60. THE MOST STUPID SILLY PERSON AT THE MOMENT IS FOOLISH KAISAR ZULU, WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU FIND THING CHANGE IN TWO, THREE MONTHS YOU ARE CRAZY MAD. AM HOPING SOON YOU WILL BE TELLING US HOW YOU HAVE MADE THE MONEY YOU TALK ABOUNT…….BY THE WAY WHAT HAPPENED T0 YOU & PF SAYING THAT YOU ARE ON THE GROUND WHEN HH SPENDS TIME ON THE FACE BOOK…..SHAME ON YOU SOON OR LATER WE WILL SORT YOU OUT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

  61. He lacks charisma. He couldn’t even tell one single joke during that boring address at his big boring house which looks like a university

  62. Congrates to the new regime. time for mr LUNGU and his bafoons to be caged and return all they stole, KZ must be the first criminal to be caged we want JUSTICE AND ANSWERs

  63. What a wonderful blessing congratulations to HH. The dedication and ability that got you here will continue to serve you well as you move along your path. Success is yours….Zambia has set an example of three different parties trasnistions… In 1990 it was UNIP to MMD, 2011 it was MMD to PF and 2021 its PF to UPND what a memorable transition may we keep our good spirit of unity and put our country first. one Zambia one Nation.

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