LUSAKA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's governing party has retained the mayoral seat in Lusaka, the country's capital, after Thursday's elections, results released on Friday have shown.
Patriotic Front candidate Miles Sampa was declared winner of the polls in the early hours of Friday with 81,936 votes.
Kangwa Chileshe, candidate for the main opposition United Party for National Development, gained 36,754 votes.
Altogether eight candidates contested in the elections.
The new mayor is to succeed late Wilson Kalumba who died in May.
Sampa served as a lawmaker for a constituency in Lusaka from 2011 to 2016, during which he was also appointed deputy minister of finance and later of commerce, trade and industry.