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Court Clears Lungu to Run For Zambian President Again

Zambia’s constitutional court has cleared President Edgar Lungu to run for another term in office in August’s elections. The opposition was trying for a second time to get him barred

Zambia’s constitutional court has cleared President Edgar Lungu to run for another term in office in August’s elections.

The opposition was trying for a second time to get him barred over the constitutional two-term limit.

Mr Lungu was first elected president in 2015 in the wake of the death in office of his predecessor Michael Sata. But, in line with Zambia’s constitution, he only served the remainder of Sata’s term before running and winning the 2016 election.

In other words, 2016 to 2021 is his first full term.

The judge said that the opposition’s case had “no merit”.

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