Zambia Gets New President

IAS Prelims 2023

Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambian President for a new five-year term.

Lungu’s searing in was postponed because opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema challenged the result in court, saying the vote was rigged.

A law introduced in January says the winner of a presidential vote cannot be sworn in if their victory is contested in court.

Zambia’s Supreme Court rejected an application by the main opposition party to stop President Lungu’s inauguration.