ElectionGudie

Aug. 11, 2016 Held

3,752,879
Voted
Zambia

Republic of Zambia

Election for Zambian National Assembly

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,752,879
Valid Votes:3,660,835
Invalid Votes:92,044

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Patriotic Front 80 - 1,537,946

42.01%

United Party for National Development 58 - 1,470,053

40.40%

Independents 14 - 347,005

9.48%

Movement for Multiparty Democracy 3 - 99,356

2.70%

Forum for Democracy and Development Party 1 - - 79,489

2.20%

Rainbow Party - - 34,906

0.95%

More Info:

Republic of Zambia: Parliamentary Election, 11 August 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Edgar LUNGU (since 25 January 2015)
  • Head of Government: President Edgar LUNGU (since 25 January 2015)
  • Assembly: Zambia has a unicameral National Assembly composed of 158 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the National Assembly, 150 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, and 8 are appointed by the president. All members serve 5-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 20 September 2011. The Patriotic Front took the most seats with 61, followed by the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) with 55 and the United Party for National Development (UPND) with 29. Aside from these parties, independents secured 3 seats and the Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) took 1 seat each.

Main parties in the election:

  • Patriotic Front (PF)
    • Leader: Edgar LUNGU
    • Seats won in last election: 61
  • Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)
    • Leader: Nevers MUMBA
    • Seats won in last election: 55
  • United Party for National Development (UPND)
    • Leader: Hakainde HICHILEMA
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD)
    • Leader: Charles MILUPI
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD)
    • Leader: Edith NAWAKWI
    • Seats won in last election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 15,066,266 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 5,166,088 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,537,952 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Zambia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Zambia ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 June 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 20 (12.66%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 139

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High

Disability Data:

·         Is Zambia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 May 2008)

·         Has Zambia ratified CRPD: Yes (1 February 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 2,259,940