Vice-President of Zambia
|Vice-President of the|
Republic of Zambia
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|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Reuben Kamanga|
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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. 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)
- Political parties
- Patriotic Front (PF)
|Took office||Left office||Political Party|
|24 October 1964||October 1967||UNIP|
|October 1967||October 1970||UNIP|
|October 1970||August 1973||UNIP|
|Post abolished (1973–91)|
|7 November 1991||3 July 1994||MMD|
|4 July 1994||2 December 1997||MMD|
|2 December 1997||April 2001||MMD|
|4 May 2001||29 May 2003||MMD|
|29 May 2003||4 October 2004||MMD|
|4 October 2004||September 2006||MMD|
|9 October 2006||2 November 2008||MMD|
|2 November 2008||23 September 2011||MMD|
|23 September 2011||28 October 2014||PF|
|26 January 2015||Incumbent||PF|
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