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President of Zambia

President of the
Republic of Zambia
Presidential Flag
Term length
5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Kenneth Kaunda
Formation 24 October 1964
Deputy Vice President of Zambia

The President of Zambia is the head of state and the head of government of Zambia. The office was first held by Kenneth Kaunda following independence in 1964. Since then the office has been held by four further people: Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda, and current President Michael Sata.

Since 31 August 1991 the President is also the head of government, as the position of Prime Minister was abolished in the last months of Kaunda's term.

The President of Zambia is elected to a term of 5 years.

Presidents of Zambia (1964–Present)


      United National Independence Party
      Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
      Patriotic Front

# Picture Name
Took office Left office Political Party
style="background:; color:white;"| 1 Kenneth Kaunda
(b. 1924)[1]
24 October 1964 2 November 1991 United National Independence Party
style="background:; color:white;"| 2 Frederick Chiluba
2 November 1991 2 January 2002 Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
style="background:; color:white;"| 3 Levy Mwanawasa
2 January 2002 19 August 2008[4] Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
style="background:; color:white;"| — Rupiah Banda
(b. 1937)
Acting President[5]
29 June 2008 2 November 2008 Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
style="background:; color:white;"| 4 Rupiah Banda
(b. 1937)[6]
2 November 2008 23 September 2011
style="background:; color:white;"| 5 Michael Sata
(b. 1937)[7]
23 September 2011 Incumbent Patriotic Front


Latest election

Rank by time in office

Rank President Time in office
1 Kenneth Kaunda 27 years, 9 days
2 Frederick Chiluba 10 years, 61 days
3 Levy Mwanawasa 6 years, 230 days
4 Rupiah Banda 3 years, 86 days
5 Michael Sata (Incumbent) 2 years, 310 days

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen - Zambia

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