Zambia: 1996 Presidential elections national results

Updated June 2007

The new constitution adopted prior to the election effectively barred the president and vice-president of the opposition United National Independence Party (UNIP) from standing for the Presidency; the UNIP, along with five other allied parties, boycotted the presidential and National Assembly elections (Lodge et al 2002, 327-328).

Voting statistics

Registered voters 2 267 382
Total votes 1 325 053
% Turnout 58.44
Valid votes 1 258 805
Spoilt ballots 66 248
% Spoilt ballots 5.00

Source

Compiled from Electoral Commission of Zambia 1996.

Election results

Candidate Party No votes % Votes
Frederick JT Chiluba Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) 913 770 72.59
Dean N Mung'omba Zambia Democratic Congress (ZDC) 160 439 12.75
Humphrey Mulemba National Party (NP) 83 875 6.66
Akashamatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika Agenda for Zambia (AZ) 59 250 4.71
Chama M Chakomboka Movement for Democratic Process (MDP) 41 471 3.29
Total 1 258 805 100.00

Table source

Compiled from Electoral Commission of Zambia 1996.

References

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.

ZAMBIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION 1996 "Presidential Results by Province" IN Election Results Index, [www] http://www.elections.org.zm/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=126&Itemid=78 [opens new window] (accessed 5 Mar 2010).