An Impeachment Bid in Zambia Aims to Keep an Election Dispute Front and Center

Supporters of Zambian President Edgar Lungu react while supporters of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema picket outside the High Commission of Zambia, Pretoria, South Africa, May 26, 2017 (AP photo).
Supporters of Zambian President Edgar Lungu react while supporters of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema picket outside the High Commission of Zambia, Pretoria, South Africa, May 26, 2017 (AP photo).
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When Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia’s opposition leader, was let out of prison last August, some analysts speculated that the news would herald a cooling of tensions in a country that had struggled to move on from its disputed presidential election in 2016. Hichilema, the head of the United Party for National Development, or UPND, finished second in that race to President Edgar Lungu, who took office in 2015 after the death of his predecessor, Michael Sata. But Hichilema challenged the result, just as he challenged the 2015 by-election that had permitted Lungu to serve out the remainder of Sata’s term. The […]

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