Zanzibar House of Representatives

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Zanzibar House of Representatives
Baraza la Wawakilishi  (Swahili)
Founded14 January 1980
New session started
March 2016
Zubeir Ali Maulid
Deputy Speaker
Mgeni Hassan Juma
Political groups
Length of term
5 years
Last election
March 2016
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:[1]

Type CCM CUF Total
Elected from constituencies[citation needed] 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:[3]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Elections in Zanzibar". Retrieved 15 November 2014.

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