Zambians go to polls in test to country’s standing as a stable democracy

LUSAKA, Zambia — Zambia’s standing as one of Africa’s most stable democracies is being tested on Thursday in a vote in which President Edgar Lungu is seeking re-election. A tight race is expected and some analysts say the presidential poll may provoke a political crisis in the southern African country. Lungu’s detractors say he has systematically restricted democratic freedoms by closing some…


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