Elections in Zambia

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Zambia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly has 158 members, 150 members elected for a five-year term in single seat-constituencies, 8 appointed members and the Speaker. Zambia is a multi-party state.

Latest elections[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Patriotic Front Michael Sata 1,170,966 41.98%
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy Rupiah Banda 987,866 35.42%
United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema 506,763 18.17%
Alliance for Democracy and Development Charles Milupi 26,270 0.94%
National Restoration Party Elias Chipimo Jnr 10,672 0.38%
United National Independence Party Tilyenji Kaunda 9,950 0.36%
Forum for Democracy and Development Edith Nawakwi 6,833 0.24%
National Movement for Progress N’gandu Peter Magande 6,344 0.23%
Heritage Godfrey Miyanda 4,730 0.17%
Zambians for Empowerment and Development Frederick Mutesa 2,268 0.08%
Valid votes 2,732,662 97.93%
Invalid or blank votes 56,678 2.03%
Total votes 2,789,340 100.00%
Voter turnout 53.98%
Source: Electoral Commission of Zambia

Parliamentary elections[edit]

The Patriotic Front won 60 seats, the The Movement for Multiparty Democracy secured 55 seats, and the United Party for National Development picked up 28 seats.

e • d Summary of the 20 September 2011 National Assembly of Zambia election results
Parties Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Patriotic Front 1,028,793 38.25 +9.55 60 +17
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy 902,619 33.56 -16.44 55 −20
United Party for National Development 456,873 16.99 -0.31 28 +2
Independents 208,294 7.74 +5.74 3 ±0
Alliance for Democracy and Development 31,638 1.18 1 New
Forum for Democracy and Development 20,243 0.75 1 New
United National Independence Party 18,444 0.69
National Movement for Progress 11,828 0.44
National Restoration Party 4,688 0.17
Zambians for Empowerment and Development 3,059 0.11
New Generation Party 657 0.02
National Revolution Party 505 0.02
Heritage 485 0.02
Unified Party for Democracy and Development 442 0.02
National Party 193 0.01
Zambia Direct Democracy Movement 177 0.01
Zambian Conservative Party 168 0.01
All People's Congress Party 139 0.01
Citizens Democratic Party 137 0.01
United Liberal Party 131 0.00 -1.3
Federal Democratic Party 27 0.00
vacant 2
Total 2,689,540 100.00 150
Source: Electoral Commission of Zambia (votes), Electoral Commission of Zambia (seats)

By-elections are to be held in the constituencies of Magoye (Southern Province) and Nakonde (Northern Province).[1]

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