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Zambia

Republic of Zambia

18,921,816 13

Population (as of July 19, 2021)

Elections in our database

7,023,499 56.28%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 16, 2021)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Zambian National Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Edgar LUNGU 
  • Head of Government: President Edgar LUNGU
  • Assembly: Zambia has a unicameral National Assembly with 158 seats.

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 plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms.

 

Population and number of registered voters:  

Population: 18,921,816 (2021 est) 

Registered Voters: 7,023,499

 

Gender Data: 

Female Population: 9,551,000 (2021 est)

Is Zambia a signatory to CEDAW: 17 July 1980

Has Zambia ratified CEDAW: 21 June 1985

Gender Quota: N/A

Female candidates in this election: N/A 

Human Development Index Position: 146

Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

 

Disability Data: 

Is Zambia a signatory to CRPD: 9 May 2008

Has Zambia ratified CRPD: 1 February 2010

Population with a disability: 2,259,940 

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2001-12-27 1,766,356 2,604,761 67.81%
Zambian National Assembly 2001-12-27 1,785,485 2,604,761 68.55%
President 2006-09-28 2,789,114 3,941,229 70.77%
Zambian National Assembly 2006-09-28 2,781,360 3,941,229 70.57%
President 2008-10-30 1,791,806 3,944,135 45.43%
Zambian National Assembly 2011-09-20 2,689,540 5,101,312 52.72%
President 2011-09-20 2,789,340 5,167,154 53.98%
President 2015-01-20 1,671,662 5,166,084 32.36%
Referendum 2016-08-11 3,345,471 7,528,091 44.44%
President 2016-08-11 3,781,505 6,698,372 56.45%
Zambian National Assembly 2016-08-11 3,752,879 6,698,372 56.03%
Zambian National Assembly 2021-08-12 - - -
President 2021-08-12 4,983,099 7,023,499 -

Voter Turnout