ElectionGudie

Sept. 20, 2011 Held

2,789,340
Voted
Zambia

Republic of Zambia

Election for President

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,789,340
Valid Votes:2,732,662
Invalid Votes:56,678

Candidates:

Michael Chilufya SATA1,170,966

42.85

Rupiah BANDA987,866

36.15

Hakainde HICHILEMA506,763

18.54

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Zambia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rupiah BANDA *
  • Head of Government: President Rupiah BANDA
  • 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 plurality 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,460,305 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,167,154 (September 2011 )