Edgar C Lungu - The Sixth Zambian President

Edgar C Lungu assumed office as the sixth President of Zambia on 25 January 2015. He was sworn in at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

The results for the presidential candidates were as follows:

No. Candidate Name Party Votes
01 Lungu Edgar C
02 Hichilema Hakainde
03 Nawakwi Edith Z
04 Mumba Nevers S
05 Kaunda Tilyenji
06 Chanda Eric M
07 Chipimo Elias C M
08 Miyanda Godfrey K
09 Pule Daniel M
10 Sondashi Ludwig S
11 Sinkamba Peter C

Edgar Chagwa LunguEdgar Chagwa Lungu

The President’s office fail vacant when the then incumbent President Michael C. Sata died on 28 October 2014.

Upon the untimely death of Michael Sata, Lungu was chosen as the PF candidate for the January 2015 presidential by-election at a Patriotic Front national convention held in Kabwe.

Early Years

Edgar Chagwa Lungu was born at Ndola Central Hospital on the 11th of November 1956 making him 59 years in 2015. He spent most of his childhood in Kitwe, on the Copperbelt Province.

Education Background

He was schooled at the University of Zambia where he graduated with a LL.B (1981). He also had military training at Miltez in Kabwe.

Ministerial Posts Held By Edgar C Lungu

He held different portfolio in the PF government (Patriotic Front). He was once Defence Minister, Minister of Justice, Minister of Home Affairs and PF Secretary General.

Political Life

His political career came to the fore when he joined the Patriotic Front (PF) from the United Party for National Development (UPND).

After being elected as President of the Patriotic Front at a national convention held in Kabwe, Mr Lungu kicked off his presidential campaign in Kitwe on the 6th of December 2014.

He faced quite a reasonable challenge from the likes of Edith Nawakwi of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD), Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Nevers Mumba of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and others.

But his biggest challenge and closest rival was Hakainde Hichilema (H.H) of the United Party for National Development whom he beat by a margin of 27,757 votes.

One of the notable changes he had done to the cabinet was the removal of Dr. Guy Scott as Vice President in favour of Inonge Wina.

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