Zambia

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.08.2021
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
14.05.2021
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.08.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
156
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
3
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
52.56%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
United Party for National Development (UPND) 82
Patriotic Front (PF) 59
Party of National Unity & Progress (PNUP) 1
Independents 13
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
135
Number of women elected
20
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12.82%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
As at 30 September 2021, there were a total of 25 women out of 166 members as follows:
- the Speaker;
- the Vice President and Leader of Government Business in the House;
- the First Deputy Speaker;
- two women appointed by the President (out of eight members);
- 20 women directly elected out of 155 members (one seat being vacant).
Other notes
There is one vacant seat.
Women Directly Elected
20
Women Appointed
2
Women Other
3

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
141
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
25
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
10.09.2021
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti (Female)
Date of election
03.09.2021