Sept. 28, 2006 Held


Republic of Zambia

Election for Zambian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,789,114
Valid Votes:2,740,178
Invalid Votes:48,936

Vote Share by Candidate:

Levy MWANAWASA1,177,846


Michael SATA804,748


Hakainde HICHILEMA693,772


Godfrey MIYANDA42,891


Kenny NGONDO20,921

Election Results Modified: Sep 29, 2006

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Zambia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Levy MWANAWASA *
  • Head of Government: President Levy MWANAWASA
  • 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 simple majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 150 members are elected by simple majority 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:

    Party: Movement for Multiparty Democracy ((MMD)
  • Michael SATA
    Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
  • Hakainde HICHILEMA***
    Party: United Democratic Alliance (UDA)
  • Godfrey MIYANDA
    Party: Heritage Party
  • Kenny NGONDO
    Party: All People's Congress (APC)

*** The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) brings together three opposition parties: the United Party for National Development (UPND), the United National Independent Party (UNIP), and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD).

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 27, 2001. Levy MWANAWASA was elected president with 29% of the vote, and was followed by Anderson MAZOKA 27%, Christon TEMBO 13%, Tilyenji KAUNDA 10%, Godfrey MIYANDA 8%, Benjamin MWILA 5%, and Michael SATA 3%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,502,010 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,941,229 (August 2006 )
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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