Zambia's new president keeps Chikwanda as finance minister

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 4:51 AM

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu on Monday retained Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda after securing a narrow victory in last week's presidential poll.

Lungu's campaign focused on tapping into the grassroots support base of former leader Michael Sata, who died in office in October aged 77.

(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by James Macharia)