Zanzibar House of Representatives
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The current House of Representatives, formed following elections held on 30 October 2005, has a total of 81 members. 50 members are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. The President of Zanzibar appoints 10 additional members and five seats are reserved for government-appointed regional commissioners. 15 seats are reserved for women and are filled on a party basis. The final seat is reserved for the Attorney-General.
Political party distribution among the 50 directly elected seats is as follows:
(Note: Results in one constituency were invalidated due to irregularities. A re-run of the poll took place on 14 December 2005, but the result is not available.)
Previous House of Representatives election results
|Political Party||Election Year|
|Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)||26||34|
|Civic United Front (CUF)||24||16|
Note: The results above include only directly elected seats.
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