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Zambia

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National Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
National Assembly
Chamber name
National Assembly
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Patrick Matibini (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Term
06.10.2011
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Clerk
Secretary General
Cecilia Nsenduluka Mbewe (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 25 Oct. 2017.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
156
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
8
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
3
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members: The President may appoint up to eight members where she or he considers it necessary to enhance the representation of special interests, skills or gender in the National Assembly. Other: The Vice-President, the Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker. - The Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker are elected from persons who are qualified to be elected as members of parliament but are not members of parliament. They become members by virtue of holding their post. - The Second Deputy Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament. - The two Deputy Speakers cannot be members of the same political party or the same gender.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
167
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
30
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.96% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
16,101
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
96,413 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Listed N Tembo (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Hon. Inonge M. Wina (Female)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 1 15 26 33 40 32 6 1 0
Total <= 45: 42 Total >= 46: 112
Male 0 1 15 25 28 33 26 5 1 0 134
Female 0 0 0 1 5 7 6 1 0 0 20
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.65%0.65%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger10.39%10.39%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger27.27%26.62%0.65%
Members for whom data is available
154

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.