-Patriotic Front leader, Edgar Lungu, is leading in 23 out of the 35 polling stations that have been counted in Malambo Constituency in Mambwe district in Eastern Province in the Presidential election held yesterday.
Returning officer, Musonda Mwape, said Mr Lungu has polled 3,445 out of the 6016 ballot papers that have been counted in the constituency which has a total of 28,063 voters.
Mr Mwape said Hakainde Hichilema so far polled 2,163, Edith Nawakwi of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) got 103 votes, Godfrey Miyanda of the Heritage Party got 48 votes, Nevers Mumba of the MMD got 47 votes while Erick Chanda of the Fourth Revolution party got 27 votes.
Elias Chipimo of the National Restoration Party (NAREP) got 17 votes, Dan Pule of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) got 11 votes, and Ludwig Sondashi of the Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA) got eight votes while Peter Sinkamba of the Green Party got seven votes.
The constituency has so far recorded 91 spoiled votes.
The Electoral Officer said the totalling centre has not yet received results from 12 polling stations where transport has been difficult due to the bad state of the roads.
The Presidential election follows the death of Zambia’s fifth President, Michael Sata, who died in October, last year and eleven candidates are contesting the seat.