It was bloody campaign in Zambia where many lives were killed and arrested.

The new declared president Haikande Hichilema has been failing for past four elections finally has been voted this year after defeating the incumbent president Lungu who has left the country devastated and in deep debts.

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia's presidential election, the electoral commission said on Monday when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, barring one.

In the final tally, Hichilema secured 2,810,777 votes while Lungu was in second place with 1,814,201 votes, out of 7 million registered voters.

"I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia," said electoral commission chairman, Esau Chulu, to a packed results centre in the capital Lusaka.

This means Zambia will now have 7th president to rule the copper rich country.