Zanzibar House of Representatives

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Zanzibar House of Representatives
Baraza la Wawakilishi  (Swahili)
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Founded 14 January 1980
New session started
November 2010
Pandu Ameir Kificho
Deputy Speaker
Ali Abdalla Ali
Seats 82
Political groups
  CCM: 48 seats
  Ex officio: AG 1 seat
  CUF: 33 seats
Length of term
5 years
Last election
31 October 2010
Meeting place
Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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The Zanzibar House of Representatives is the unicameral subnational legislature of the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar in Tanzania.[1]


The current legislature was formed in 1980. Prior to this, the Revolutionary Council held both the executive and legislative functions for 16 years following the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964.[2]

Current composition[edit]

The legislature consists of:

Type CCM[citation needed] CUF[citation needed] Total[1]
Elected from constituencies 28 22 50
Nominated by the President of Zanzibar 8 2 10
Special seats reserved for women (40%) 11 9 20
Speaker (if not from the MPs) 1 1
Attorney General (Ex officio member) 1
Total 48 33 82

Past election results[edit]

The results of the past elections held under the multiparty system are as follows:

Political Party Election Year
1995[3] 2000[4] 2005[5]
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 26 34 30
Civic United Front (CUF) 24 16 19
Total 50 50 50

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