National Assembly (Zambia)

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National Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Patrick Matibini
Since 6 October 2011
Structure
Seats 156 (+ Vice President and 9 appointees)
National Assembly of Zambia diagram.svg
Political groups

Government (89)

Opposition (63, 48 suspended)

  •      UPND (58)
  •      MMD (4)
  •      FDD (1)

Non-partisan

Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
11 August 2016
Meeting place
Lusaka
Website
National Assembly of Zambia

The National Assembly is Zambia's unicameral legislative body. Between 1972 and 1990, Zambia was a one-party state with the United National Independence Party (UNIP) as the sole legal party.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 11 August 2016, has a total of 166 members. 156 members are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple plurality (or first-past-the-post) system. Nine additional seats are filled through presidential appointment. The Vice President is also granted a seat in the assembly.

Amusaa Mwanamwambwa is the retired past Speaker of the National Assembly.

2016 election results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Patriotic Front 1,537,946 42.01 80 +20
United Party for National Development 1,525,049 41.66 58 +30
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy 99,356 2.71 3 –52
Forum for Democracy and Development 79,489 2.17 1 0
Rainbow Party 34,906 0.95 0 New
National Restoration Party 10,887 0.30 0 0
Alliance for Democracy and Development 8,269 0.23 0 –1
United Democratic Front 7,643 0.21 0 New
United National Independence Party 7,253 0.20 0 0
Golden Progressive Party 1,461 0.04 0 New
Radical Revolutionary Party 831 0.02 0 New
Green Party of Zambia 407 0.01 0 New
United Progressive People 333 0.01 0 New
Independents 347,005 9.48 14 +11
Invalid/blank votes 92,044
Total 3,752,879 100 156 +6
Registered voters/turnout 6,698,372 56.03
Source: Electoral Commission of Zambia, Daily Mail

Previous National Assembly election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1964 1968 1991 1996 2001 2006
United National Independence Party (UNIP) 55 81 25 - 13 -*
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) - - 125 131 69 74
Patriotic Front (PF) - - - - 1 44
United Party for National Development (UPND) - - - - 49 -*
Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) - - - - 12 -*
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) - - - - - 27*
United Liberal Party (ULP) - - - - - 2
Heritage Party (HP) - - - - 4 -
National Democratic Focus (NDF) - - - - - 1
Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) - - - - 1 -
African National Congress (ANC) 10 23 - - - -
National Progressive Party (NPP) 10 - - - - -
National Party (NP) - - - 05 - -
Agenda for Zambia (AZ) - - - 02 - -
Zambia Democratic Congress (ZDC) - - - 02 - -
Independents - - - 10 1 2
Others - 01 - - - -
Total 75 105 150 150 150 150
*UPND, FDD, and UNIP contested the 2006 election under the UDA alliance

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