Visualising the Zambia 2015 Presidential By-election Results

So the Electoral Commission of Zambia finally published [1] the comprehensive results of the just ended presidential by-elections. I decided to put up this post as a follow up to my previous posts on past presidential elections held in Zambia. Quite shocking how the voting pattern split the country into two.

I used Okular’s table selection feature [2] to scrap off content from the PDF document [3]—I was too tired to think of anything fancy—, Google Fusion Tables [4] to map the results, and recycled shapefile lookup information from before…

Vote distribution by district

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Vote distribution by constituency

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Bibliography

[1] http://www.elections.org.zm/news/public_notice%253A_2015_presidential_100146.php
[2] https://okular.kde.org/news.php
[3] http://www.elections.org.zm/media/2015_presidential_election_results_public_notice_copy1.pdf
[4] https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232?hl=en