Snap elections loom after Zambian President 'King Cobra' Sata dies

Sata was Zambia's fifth president and had lost three previous elections before taking office in 2011. He was sharp tongued and had a mixed relationship with Chinese investors in Zambian mines and other infrastructure.

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Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. The Cabinet met to discuss a political transition, which would include elections within 90 days in the southern African nation.