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Zambia

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National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1964
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1962
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, women voted for the first time in the elections of 30 October 1962, leading to the indpendence of Zambia. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1964
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, women voted and stood for election for the first time in the elections of 30 October 1962, leading to the indpendence of Zambia. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1964