​GUIDE TO CALCULATION OF 50%+1 FOR AUGUST 11TH 2016 ELECTIONS.

CORRECT CALCULATION OF 50%+1 Refer to Constitution. Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) [No. 2 of 2016]... '47. (1) Elections to the office of President shall be conducted directly, under a majoritarian electoral system, where the winning candidate must receive more than fifty percent of the valid votes cast, and in accordance with Article 101.' CALCULATION: Add votes for all candidates and get 100%, 3,695,710 is total of valid votes cast representing 100%. NOTE: 1,847,855 is exactly 50% of total valid votes cast. Edgar Lungu scores 1,860,877 which is 50.35% A difference of 13,022 votes.  Had there been just one extra vote above 50% that would have met the 50%+1 requirement.