Zambian general election, 2001

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Zambian General election, 2001
Zambia
← 1996 27 December 2001 2006 →

2,604,761 registered voters
Turnout 67.81%
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Nominee Levy Mwanawasa Anderson Mazoka
Party MMD UPND
Popular vote 506,694 472,697
Percentage 29.15% 27.20%

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President before election

Frederick Chiluba
MMD

Elected President

Levy Mwanawasa
MMD

General elections were held in Zambia on 27 December 2001 to elect a President and National Assembly. The result was a victory for the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, which won 69 of the 150 National Assembly seats and whose candidate, Levy Mwanawasa, won the presidential vote.

The results of the elections were disputed by main opposition parties, including the United Party for National Development, which many observers claimed had won the elections.[1] Both domestic and international election monitors cited serious irregularities with the campaign and election, including vote rigging, flawed voter registration, unequal and biased media coverage, and the MMD's improper use of state resources. In January 2002, three opposition candidates petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn Mwanawasa's victory. While the court agreed that the poll was flawed, it ruled in February 2005 that the irregularities did not affect the results and declined the petition.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidates Party/Coalition Votes %
Levy Mwanawasa Movement for Multiparty Democracy 506,694 29.15
Anderson Mazoka United Party for National Development 472,697 27.20
Christon Tembo Forum for Democracy and Development 228,861 13.17
Tilyenji Kaunda United National Independence Party 175,898 10.12
Godfrey Miyanda Heritage Party 140,678 8.09
Benjamin Mwila Zambia Republican Party 85,472 4.92
Michael Sata Patriotic Front 59,172 3.40
Nevers Mumba National Citizens' Coalition 38,860 2.24
Gwendoline Konie Social Democratic Party 10,253 0.59
Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika Agenda for Zambia 9,882 0.57
Yobert K. Shamapande National Leadership for Development 9,481 0.55
Invalid/blank votes 28,408
Total 1,766,356 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,604,761 67.81
Source: EISA

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy 490,680 28.02 69 –62
United Party for National Development 416,236 23.77 49 New
Forum for Democracy and Development 272,817 15.58 12 New
United National Independence Party 185,535 10.59 13 +13
Heritage Party 132,311 7.55 4 New
Zambia Republican Party 97,010 5.54 1 New
Patriotic Front 49,362 2.82 1 New
National Citizens' Coalition 35,632 2.03 0 New
Zambia Alliance for Progress 3,963 0.23 0 –2
National Leadership for Development 3,155 0.18 0 New
Agenda for Zambia 2,832 0.16 0 –2
National Party 1,228 0.07 0 –5
Social Democratic Party 809 0.05 0 New
Liberal Progressive Front 175 0.01 0 0
Zambia United Development Party 138 0.01 0 New
Democratic Party 115 0.01 0 New
Zambia Progressive Party 19 0 0 New
Independents 59,335 3.39 1 –9
Presidential appointees 8 0
Appointed speaker 1 0
Invalid/blank votes 34,133
Total 1,785,485 100 159 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,604,761 53.48
Source: EISA

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