Zambia to hold presidential, parliamentary elections on Aug. 11: government spokesman

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Posted: Jan 04, 2016 2:52 AM

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman said on Monday.

The elections are expected to be tight contest between President Edgar Lungu's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party and Hakainde Hichilema's opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).

Lungu is expected to assent to the constitutional amendments on Tuesday, ratifying the election date, his spokesman Amos Chanda said.

(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by James Macharia John Stonestreet)