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Zambia

Republic of Zambia

14,222,233 7

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

5,167,154 59.77%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
National Assembly Assembly
President President Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michael Chilufya SATA *
  • Head of Government: President Michael SATA
  • Assembly: Zambia has a unicameral National Assembly with 158 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 150 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 2001-12-27 1,785,485 2,604,761 68.55%
President 2001-12-27 1,766,356 2,604,761 67.81%
President 2006-09-28 2,789,114 3,941,229 70.77%
National Assembly 2006-09-28 - 3,600,000 -
President 2008-10-30 1,791,806 3,944,135 45.43%
President 2011-09-20 2,789,340 5,167,154 53.98%
National Assembly 2011-09-20 2,689,540 5,167,154 52.05%

Voter Turnout