National Assembly of Zambia
The unicameral National Assembly of Zambia is the country's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 20 September 2011, has a total of 156 members (2 pending bye-elections). 150 members are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post
First-past-the-post voting refers to an election won by the candidate with the most votes. The winning potato candidate does not necessarily receive an absolute majority of all votes cast.-Overview:...

) system. The remaining 8 seats are filled through presidential appointment. All members serve five-year terms.

Political party distribution among the 150 directly elected seats is as follows:
Amusaa Mwanamwambwa is the retired past Speaker
Speaker (politics)
The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body. The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the...

 of the National Assembly.

Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy operates since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the...

1964 1968 1991 1996 2001 2006
United National Independence Party
United National Independence Party
The United National Independence Party is a political party in Zambia. It governed that country from 1964 to 1991 under the presidency of Kenneth Kaunda....

55 81 25 - 13 -*
Movement for Multiparty Democracy
Movement for Multiparty Democracy
The Movement for Multi-party Democracy is a political party in Zambia. Originally formed to oust the previous government, MMD controlled an absolute majority in parliament between 1991 and 2001, when its past leader, Frederick Chiluba was president of the country...

- - 125 131 69 74
Patriotic Front
Patriotic Front (Zambia)
The Patriotic Front movement is the Zambian ruling political party. It is currently the most widely supported political party in Zambia. The Party was formed by Michael Sata as a breakaway party of the MMD in 2001. This was after the then-president Frederick Chiluba nominated Levy Mwanawasa as the...

- - - - 1 44
United Party for National Development
United Party for National Development
The United Party for National Development is a liberal political party in Zambia.At the 2001 legislative elections, held on 27 December 2001, the party won 23.3% of popular votes and 49 out of 159 seats...

- - - - 49 -*
Forum for Democracy and Development
Forum for Democracy and Development
The Forum for Democracy and Development is a political party in Zambia.The FDD was founded in 2001 by former members of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy , disaffected by Frederick Chiluba's efforts to change the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term...

- - - - 12 -*
United Democratic Alliance
United Democratic Alliance (Zambia)
The United Democratic Alliance is an alliance of parties in Zambia. It is formed by the* United Party for National Development* United National Independence Party* Forum for Democracy and Development...

- - - - - 27*
United Liberal Party
United Liberal Party
The United Liberal Party is a political party in Zambia. It was formed in July 2006 by Sakwiba Sikota after he lost the contest to become leader of the United Party for National Development. In the 28 September 2006 National Assembly election results the party won 2 out of 159 seats. The ULP later...

- - - - - 2
Heritage Party
Heritage Party
The Heritage Party is a political party in Zambia.In the parliamentary election held on 27 December 2001, the party won 7.4% of the popular vote and 4 out of 158 seats in the unicameral National Assembly...

- - - - 4 -
National Democratic Focus
National Democratic Focus
The National Democratic Focus is a political party in Zambia. It won 1 seat in the 2006 election....

- - - - - 1
Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) - - - - 1 -
African National Congress (ANC) 10 23 - - - -
National Progressive Party (NPP) 10 - - - - -
National Party (NP) - - - 05 - -
Agenda for Zambia (AZ) - - - 02 - -
Zambian Democratic Congress (ZDC) - - - 02 - -
Independent (politician)
In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do...

- - - 10 1 2
Others - 01 - - - -
Total 75 105 150 150 150 150
*UPND, FDD, and UNIP contested the 2006 election under the UDA alliance

Notes: Zambia was a one-party state
Single-party state
A single-party state, one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system government in which a single political party forms the government and no other parties are permitted to run candidates for election...

 with the United National Independence Party (UNIP) as the sole legal party from 1972 to 1990.

See also

  • History of Zambia
    History of Zambia
    This article deals with the history of the country now called Zambia from prehistoric times to the present.- Early history :The original inhabitants of modern day Zambia, were called San), who were hunters and gatherers who lived a nomadic life, with stone age technology...

  • List of national legislatures
  • List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Zambia
  • Legislative branch

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