President of Zambia

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President of the
Republic of Zambia
Flag of the President of Zambia.svg
Presidential Flag
Edgar Lungu January 2015.jpg
Incumbent
Edgar Lungu

since 25 January 2015
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderKenneth Kaunda
Formation24 October 1964
DeputyVice-President of Zambia
Salary63,100 USD annually[1]
Websitehttps://www.sh.gov.zm/

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 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 presidential term.

The president is elected for a term of five years.

List[change | change source]

Officeholders[change | change source]

No. President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
1
Kenneth Kaunda
Kaunda, KennethKenneth Kaunda
(born 1924)
24 October 19642 November 199127 years, 9 daysUNIP1968
1973[§]
1978[§]
1983[§]
1988[§]
2
Frederick Chiluba
Chiluba, FrederickFrederick Chiluba
(1943–2011)
2 November 19912 January 200210 years, 61 daysMMPD1991
1996
3
Levy Mwanawasa
Mwanawasa, LevyLevy Mwanawasa
(1948–2008)
2 January 200219 August 2008 †6 years, 230 daysMMPD2001
2006
4
Rupiah Banda
Banda, RupiahRupiah Banda
(born 1937)
19 August 200823 September 20113 years, 35 daysMMPD2008
5
Michael Sata
Sata, MichaelMichael Sata
(1937–2014)
23 September 201128 October 2014 †3 years, 35 daysPF2011
Guy Scott
Scott, GuyGuy Scott
(born 1944)
Acting
28 October 201425 January 201589 daysPF
6
Edgar Lungu
Lungu, EdgarEdgar Lungu
(born 1956)
25 January 2015Incumbent5 years, 157 daysPF2015
2016

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidential Emoluments (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 | Zambia Legal Information Institute". zambialii.org.