Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Zambia: Vote counting underway

Vote counting has started in the Zambia's presidential by-elections as mop up voting is being conducted for those who failed to vote on Tuesday.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has said voting will be conducted at remote stations that received voting materials late.

The country has had heavy rains over the last few days that blocked road access to some rural polling stations in the western parts of the country.

About 51 polling stations will open on Wednesday to cater to voters in remote areas where polling material and agents arrived late.

Bad weather has also disrupted urban voting according to the electoral commission.

The long queues had dwindled by the afternoon, as heavy rains forced a large number of voters to stay away.

Elections results are expected to begin coming through the national results centre in the capital Lusaka, as the commission fights to declare the presidential winner by Friday.


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