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Edgar Lungu gets nod to participate in Zambia's presidential elections for 3rd time


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 07-12-2018 16:29:30 IST Zambia
Edgar Lungu gets nod to participate in Zambia's presidential elections for 3rd time
  • Lungu argued that the constitution says a president is only deemed to have served a term if he is in office for at least three years of the full five-year term.

Zambia's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit.

Lungu's first period in office lasted only one year and six months when he took over after the death of the previously elected president. He then won election to a second, full term.

Lungu argued that the constitution says a president is only deemed to have served a term if he is in office for at least three years of the full five-year term.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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