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Zambian court: Lungu can stand for 3rd term as president in 2021

LUSAKA - President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, Zambia?s top court ruled on Friday, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit. , The ruling will strengthen Lungu s hand at a time when Zambia, Africa s second largest copper producer, is grappling with mounting debt and an economic slump caused by depressed commodity prices. [nL8N1VG03N] Lungu s first period in office lasted only one year and six months, when he took over after the death of the previous elected president Michael Sata. He then won election in a disputed vote to a second, full term in August 2016.Reuters ,

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