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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 length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Kenneth Kaunda
Formation 24 October 1964
Deputy Vice-President of Zambia
Salary 63,100 USD annually
Website https://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

Officeholders

No. President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
1
Kenneth Kaunda
Kaunda, KennethKenneth Kaunda
(born 1924)
24 October 1964 2 November 1991 27 years, 9 days UNIP 1968
1973
1978
1983
1988
2
Frederick Chiluba
Chiluba, FrederickFrederick Chiluba
(1943–2011)
2 November 1991 2 January 2002 10 years, 61 days MMPD 1991
1996
3
Levy Mwanawasa
Mwanawasa, LevyLevy Mwanawasa
(1948–2008)
2 January 2002 19 August 2008 † 6 years, 230 days MMPD 2001
2006
4
Rupiah Banda
Banda, RupiahRupiah Banda
(born 1937)
19 August 2008 23 September 2011 3 years, 35 days MMPD 2008
5
Michael Sata
Sata, MichaelMichael Sata
(1937–2014)
23 September 2011 28 October 2014 † 3 years, 35 days PF 2011
Guy Scott
Scott, GuyGuy Scott
(born 1944)
Acting
28 October 2014 25 January 2015 89 days PF
6
Edgar Lungu
Lungu, EdgarEdgar Lungu
(born 1956)
25 January 2015 Incumbent 5 years, 200 days PF 2015
2016

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