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Zambia: Michael Sata wins presidential election

Opposition leader Michael Sata has won Zambia's presidential election after two days of vote counting following a tight race with incumbent Rupiah Banda.

Mr Sata was declared winner by Chief Justice Ernest Sakala after polling 43% of the vote with just seven constituencies left to be counted.

Mr Banda's Movement for Multiparty Democracy had ruled Zambia for 20 years.

Mark Doyle reports.

  • 23 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa
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