List of Presidents of Zambia

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President of the
Republic of Zambia
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Presidential Flag
Guy Scott.png
Incumbent
Guy Scott
Acting

since 28 October 2014
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Kenneth Kaunda
Formation 24 October 1964
Deputy Vice President of Zambia
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politics and government of
Zambia

The President of Zambia is the head of state and the head of government of Zambia. The office was first held by Kenneth Kaunda following independence in 1964. Since then the office has been held by five further people: Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda, Michael Sata, and current Acting President Guy Scott.

Since 31 August 1991 the President is also the head of government, as the position of Prime Minister was abolished in the last months of Kaunda's term.

The President of Zambia is elected to a term of 5 years.

Presidents of Zambia (1964–Present)[edit]

Parties

      United National Independence Party
      Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
      Patriotic Front

Key

§ Elected unopposed
Died in office

# Picture Name
(Born–Died)
Elected Took office Left office Political Party
1 Kenneth David Kaunda detail DF-SC-84-01864.jpg Kenneth Kaunda
(b. 1924)
1968
1973[§]
1978[§]
1983[§]
1988[§]
24 October 1964 2 November 1991 United National Independence Party
2 No image.png Frederick Chiluba
(1943–2011)
1991
1996
2 November 1991 2 January 2002 Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
3 Levy Mwanawasa.jpg Levy Mwanawasa
(1948–2008)
2001
2006
2 January 2002 19 August 2008[†] Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
Rupiah Banda.jpg Rupiah Banda (acting[1])
(b. 1937)
29 June 2008 2 November 2008 Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
4 Rupiah Banda
(b. 1937)
2008 2 November 2008 23 September 2011
5 Michael Sata.jpg Michael Sata
(1937–2014)
2011 23 September 2011 28 October 2014[†] Patriotic Front
Guy Scott.png Guy Scott (acting[2])
(b. 1944)
28 October 2014 Incumbent Patriotic Front

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Acting for Mwanawasa to 19 August 2008
  2. ^ Acting for for Sata, who died in office

Latest election[edit]

Rank by time in office[edit]

Rank President Time in office
1 Kenneth Kaunda 27 years, 9 days
2 Frederick Chiluba 10 years, 61 days
3 Levy Mwanawasa 6 years, 230 days
4 Rupiah Banda 3 years, 86 days
5 Michael Sata 3 years, 35 days
Guy Scott (Acting) 0 years, 55 days

See also[edit]

External links[edit]