Vice-President of Zambia

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Vice-President of the
Republic of Zambia
Coat of arms of Zambia.svg
Coat of Arms
Inonge Wina.jpg
Inonge Wina

since 26 January 2015
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderReuben Kamanga
FormationOctober 1964

The Vice-President of Zambia is the second highest position in the executive branch of the Republic of Zambia. The Vice-President was previously appointed by the President before the amendment of the Constitution. Under the amended Constitution, when a sitting President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Vice-President automatically assumes the presidency, unlike when the Constitution demanded holding of presidential by-election within 90 days.[1] This is so because now every presidential candidate shall pick a running mate for Vice-President and the two will share the vote meaning voting for a President is an automatic vote for the Vice-President.

The Vice-President also heads the Office of the Vice-President, a government ministry.

Vice-Presidents of Zambia (1964–present)[edit]


Political parties
No. Picture Name
Took office Left office Political Party
1 No image.png Reuben Kamanga
October 1964 October 1967 UNIP
2 No image.png Simon Kapwepwe
October 1967 October 1970 UNIP
3 No image.png Mainza Chona
October 1970 August 1973 UNIP
Post abolished (1973–91)
4 Levy Mwanawasa.jpg Levy Mwanawasa
November 1992 June 1994 MMD
5 No image.png Godfrey Miyanda
June 1994 December 1997 MMD
6 No image.png Christon Tembo
December 1997 April 2001 MMD
7 No image.png Enoch Kavindele
April 2001 May 2003 MMD
8 Nevers Mumba 2015.jpg Nevers Mumba
May 2003 October 2004 MMD
9 No image.png Lupando Mwape
October 2004 September 2006 MMD
10 Rupiah Banda.jpg Rupiah Banda
9 October 2006 2 November 2008 MMD
11 No image.png George Kunda
2 November 2008 23 September 2011 MMD
12 Guy Scott.png Guy Scott
23 September 2011 28 October 2014 PF
13 Inonge Wina.jpg Inonge Wina
26 January 2015 Incumbent PF


See also[edit]