Africa

Zambian president leads in election results

  • A tally board shows updated results of the presidential elections at the electoral results centre in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)

    A tally board shows updated results of the presidential elections at the electoral results centre in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)  (The Associated Press)

  • Officials of the ruling party nap as they await results of the presidential elections in Lusaka, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led Monday in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)

    Officials of the ruling party nap as they await results of the presidential elections in Lusaka, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led Monday in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of the ruling party jubilate the results of the presidential elections in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president, Edgar Lungu, has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, but the opposition has alleged voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)

    Supporters of the ruling party jubilate the results of the presidential elections in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president, Edgar Lungu, has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, but the opposition has alleged voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)  (The Associated Press)

Zambia's president is leading in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities.

With 132 of Zambia's 156 constituencies counted, election officials said Monday that President Edgar Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front party had 1,454,165 votes while Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition United Party for National Development had 1,383,594 votes.

The Zambia Daily Mail says most of the remaining 24 constituencies are ruling party strongholds.

Zambia's election Thursday followed a tense campaign marred by street clashes, though the voting day itself was mostly peaceful.