ElectionGudie

Dec. 27, 2001 Held

1,785,485
Voted
Zambia

Republic of Zambia

Election for Zambian National Assembly

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,785,485
Valid Votes:1,751,352
Invalid Votes:34,133

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for Multiparty Democracy 69 490,680

28.02%

United Party for National Development 49 416,236

23.77%

Forum for Democracy and Development Party 12 272,817

15.58%

United National Independence Party 13 185,535

10.59%

Heritage Party 4 132,311

7.55%

Zambian Repubican Party 1 97,010

5.54%

Patriotic Front 1 49,362

2.82%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Frederick CHILUBA *
  • Head of Government: President Frederick CHILUBA
  • Assembly: Zambia has a unicameral National Assembly with 150 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 popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)
    Leader: Levy Patrick MWANAWASA
    Seats won in this election: 69
    Seats won in last election: 131
  • Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
    Leader: Anderson MAZOKA
    Seats won in this election: 49
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: United National Independence Party (UNIP)
    Leader: Tilyenji KAUNDA
    Seats won in this election: 13
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Forum for Democracy and Development Party (FDD)
    Leader: Christon TEMBO
    Seats won in this election: 12
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Heritage Party
    Leader: Brigadier-General Godfrey MIYANDA
    Seats won in this election: 4
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Patriotic Front
    Leader: Michael SATA
    Seats won in this election: 1
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Zambian Repubican Party
    Leader: Ben MWILA
    Seats won in this election: 1
    Seats won in last election: 0

 

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentay Elections were last held on November 18, 1996.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,582,418 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,468,909 ( 1998 )