Zanzibar House of Representatives

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Zanzibar House of Representatives
Baraza la Wawakilishi  (Swahili)
Type
Type
History
Founded14 January 1980
New session started
March 2016
Leadership
Speaker
Deputy Speaker
Mgeni Hassan Juma
Structure
Seats88
Tanzania Zanzibar House of Representatives 2015.svg
Political groups
  •   CCM (84)
  •   ADC (1)
  •   AFP (1)
  •   TADEA (1)
  •   Ex officio (1)
Length of term
5 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
March 2016
Meeting place
Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Website
www.zanzibarassembly.go.tz

The Zanzibar House of Representatives is the unicameral, subnational legislature of the autonomous islands of Zanzibar in Tanzania.[1]

History[edit]

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 formed in 2016 after the 2016 Zanzibari general elections consists of:[3]

Type CCM Other Total
Elected from constituencies[citation needed] 54 0 54
Nominated by the President of Zanzibar 7 3 10
Special seats reserved for women (40%) 22 0 22
Speaker (if not from the MPs) 1 1
Attorney General (Ex officio member) 1
Total 84 3 88

Past election results[edit]

The results of the past elections held under the multiparty system are as follows:[4]

Political Party Election Year
1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2016
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 26 34 30 28
Civic United Front (CUF) 24 16 19 22
Total 50 50 50 50

The 2010 Zanzibari general election saw an almost equal division of votes between the two leading parties. The 2015 election was annulled by the election commission, leading to protests from the CUF opposition and their boycott of the 2016 election in which the CCM won every elected seat.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Parliament of Zanzibar, Tanzania". Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ "History of the ZHoR". Zanzibar House of Representatives. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ "House of Representatives - Members". zanzibarassembly.go.tz. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  4. ^ "Elections in Zanzibar". Retrieved 15 November 2014.

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