The PF has taken a comfortable lead in the Mkushi South parliamentary by elections.
PF Candidate Davies Chisopa scored 1,952 votes against his closest rival Sydney Chisanga for MMD who polled 1,344 ballots by 06:00 hours this morning.
Agness Mambwe of UPND managed 948 votes.
This is after 19 polling stations out of 23 submitted their results to the totalling centre at Old Mkushi Boma Primary School.
46 ballot papers have been rejected.
The final results are expected by this afternoon as some of the polling stations are from far flung areas in the valley area.
The September 11 Mkushi South parliamentary by election was necessitated by the nullification of Sydney Chisanga’s 2011 election by the courts of law following a successful injunction by Mr Chisopa based on electoral malpractices.
With results from only four polling stations remaining, PF supporters led by Serenje MP as Campaign Manager Phillip Kosamu started celebrating their anticipated victory at their camp.