Voters queue in the middle of heavy rains

Voters queue in the middle of heavy rains

Chawama makert

Polls have opened despite heavy rain down pours in the Capital Lusaka. Here residents of a Chawama slum in the capital city line up to cast their vote in the presidential by-election.

A presidential by-election is being  held in Zambia today (20 January, 2015) after former president  Michael Sata died in office last year.

Whoever wins these polls will be in office for less than two years, leading up to the general election in 2016.

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