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Zambia Detailed Election Results
 
 

Political Parties: ADD - Alliance for Development and Democracy, AZ - Agenda for Zambia, FDD - Forum for Democracy and Development, HP - Heritage Party, MDP - Movement for Democratic Process, MMD - Movement for Multiparty Democracy, NAREP - National Restoration Party, NCC - National Citizens' Coalition, NLD - National Leadership for Development, NMP - National Movement for Progress, NP - National Party, PF - Patriotic Front, SDP - Social Democratic Party, UNIP - United National Independence Party, UPND - United Party for National Development, ZDC - Zambian Democratic Congress, ZED - Zambians for Empowerment and Democracy, ZRP - Zambian Republican Party.

5 DECEMBER 1973 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Kenneth Kaunda re-elected unopposed)
Results Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
"Yes" Votes 37,393 (90.49%) 126,626 (88.64%) 113,063 (97.80%) 76,840 (98.70%) 53,552 (89.33%) 69,384 (85.10%) 39,224 (97.22%) 33,882 (62.20%) 31,281 (77.41%) 581,245 (88.83%)
"No" Votes 3,932 (9.51%) 16,231 (11.36%) 2,545 (2.20%) 1,016 (1.30%) 6,398 (10.67%) 12,153 (14.90%) 1,121 (2.78%) 20,589 (37.80%) 9,130 (22.59%) 73,115 (11.17%)
Total Valid Votes 41,325 142,857 115,608 77,856 59,950 81,537 40,345 54,471 40,411 654,360
Invalid/Blank Votes 2,136 8,351 4,266 2,812 3,262 2,647 3,403 4,735 2,714 34,326
Total Votes 43,461 151,208 119,874 80,668 63,212 84,184 43,748 59,206 43,125 688,686
Registered Voters 135,033 323,700 245,697 149,588 158,432 219,394 1,15,778 202,722 195,763 1,746,107
Voter Turnout 32.2% 46.7% 48.8% 53.9% 39.9% 38.4% 37.8% 29.2% 22.0% 39.4%
 
 
12 DECEMBER 1978 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Kenneth Kaunda re-elected unopposed)
Results Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
"Yes" Votes

88,432 (83.88%)

227,279 (80.34%)

166,324 (96.40%)

84,516 (81.99%)

131,557 (85.62%)

111,765 (74.17%)

81,391 (95.96%)

70,025 (51.17%)

64,838 (80.14%)

1,026,127 (80.74%)

"No" Votes

16,994 (16.12%)

55,621 (19.66%)

6,206 (3.60%)

18,567 (18.01%)

22,104 (14.38%)

38,916 (25.83%)

3,427 (4.04%)

66,818 (48.83%)

16,066 (19.86%)

244,719 (19.26%)

Total Valid Votes

105426

282,900

172,530

103,083

153,661

150,681

84,818

136,843

80,904

1,270,846

Invalid/Blank Votes

3,351

12,623

3,829

3,086

7,693

3,342

2,361

5,393

3,085

44,763

Total Votes

108,777

295,523

176,359

106,169

161,354

154,023

87,179

142,236

83,989

1,315,609

Registered Voters

164,295

411,980

251,744

150,656

222,062

224,506

120,282

237,728

188,628

1,971,881

Voter Turnout

66.2%

71.7%

70.1%

70.5%

72.7%

68.6%

72.5%

59.8%

44.5%

66.7%

 
 
27 OCTOBER 1983 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Kenneth Kaunda re-elected unopposed)
Results Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
"Yes" Votes 125,140 (95.38%) 329,509 (92.31%) 184,001 (97.78%) 97,586 (96.30%) 214,499 (95.80%) 159,177 (97.87%) 83,845 (98.24%) 168,539 (93.60%) 90,733 (96.76%) 1,453,029 (95.38%)
"No" Votes 6,055 (4.62%) 27,437 (7.69%) 4,174 (2.22%) 3,754 (3.70%) 9,411 (4.20%) 3,462 (2.13%) 1,504 (1.76%) 11,518 (6.40%) 3,040 (3.24%) 70,355 (4.62%)
Total Valid Votes 131,195 356,946 188,175 101,340 223,910 162,639 85,349 180,057 93,773 1,523,384
Invalid/Blank Votes 2,896 9,978 3,685 1,967 6,234 2,565 1,306 4,217 1,831 34,679
Total Votes 134,091 366,924 191,860 103,307 230,144 165,204 86,655 184,274 95,604 1,558,063
Registered Voters 214,260 508,257 272,823 163,721 320,787 265,647 133,903 293,907 204,305 2,377,610
Voter Turnout 62.6% 72.2% 70.3% 63.1% 71.8% 62.2% 64.7% 62.7% 46.8% 65.5%
 
 
18 NOVEMBER 1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION*
Candidate (Party) Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
Frederick Chiluba (MMD) 73,718 (73.15%) 234,580 (86.35%) 69,897 (64.04%) 91,414 (85.42%) 121,734 (74.42%) 120,392 (80.48%) 46,933 (52.20%) 111,560 (67.13%) 43,542 (43.14%) 913,770 (72.59%)
Dean Mung'omba (ZDC) 14,370 (14.26%) 20,900 (7.69%) 21,364 (19.57%) 6,397 (5.98%) 27,915 (17.07%) 17,840 (11.93%) 5,685 (6.32%) 30,466 (18.33%) 15,502 (15.36%) 160,439 (12.74%)
Humphrey Mulemba (NP) 5,212 (5.17%) 8,947 (3.29%) 7,477 (6.85%) 1,786 (1.67%) 6,047 (3.70%) 3,686 (2.46%) 33,883 (37.68%) 8,638 (5.20%) 8,199 (8.12%) 83,875 (6.66%)
Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika (AZ) 2,185 (2.17%) 2,636 (0.97%) 3,788 (3.47%) 5,272 (4.93%) 4,612 (2.82%) 1,851 (1.24%) 1,362 (1.51%) 7,780 (4.68%) 29,764 (29.49%) 59,250 (4.70%)
Chama Chakomboka (MDP) 5,291 (5.25%) 4,601 (1.69%) 6,616 (6.06%) 2,153 (2.01%) 3,267 (2.00%) 5,831 (3.90%) 2,049 (2.28%) 7,747 (4.66%) 3,916 (3.88%) 41,471 (3.29%)
Total Valid Votes 100,776 271,664 109,142 107,022 163,575 149,600 89,912 166,191 100,923 1,258,805
Invalid/Blank Votes 5,117 14,612 6,806 3,867 10,452 5,976 3,600 9,225 6,593 66,248
Total Votes 105,893 286,276 115,948 110,889 174,027 155,576 93,512 175,416 107,516 1,325,053
Registered Voters 186,917 401,273 314,390 170,685 296,919 240,280 139,020 302,810 215,088 2,267,382
Voter Turnout 56.7% 71.3% 36.9% 65.0% 58.6% 64.7% 67.3% 57.9% 50.0% 58.4%
*The main opposition United National Independence Party (UNIP) boycotted the election.
 
 
27 DECEMBER 2001 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Candidate (Party) Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
Levy Mwanawasa (MMD) 43,117 (32.08%) 125,064 (38.44%) 35,889 (16.45%) 71,509 (53.91%) 40,225 (15.91%) 82,867 (42.82%) 37,336 (32.81%) 36,068 (15.12%) 34,619 (26.90%) 506,694 (29.15%)
Anderson Mazoka (UPND) 39,039 (29.04%) 39,329 (12.09%) 9,341 (4.28%) 5,674 (4.28%) 79,419 (31.41%) 8,888 (4.59%) 55,816 (49.05%) 172,253 (72.22%) 62,938 (48.90%) 472,697 (27.20%)
Christon Tembo (FDD) 12,472 (9.28%) 27,791 (8.54%) 62,662 (28.72%) 11,162 (8.42%) 60,929 (24.10%) 24,823 (12.83%) 6,650 (5.84%) 10,703 (4.49%) 11,669 (9.07%) 228,861 (13.17%)
Tilyenji Kaunda (UNIP) 12,029 (8.95%) 14,101 (4.33%) 79,340 (36.36%) 10,486 (7.91%) 16,768 (6.63%) 25,954 (13.41%) 4,482 (3.94%) 4,588 (1.92%) 8,150 (6.33%) 175,898 (10.12%)
Godfrey Miyanda (HP) 15,406 (11.46%) 63,645 (19.56%) 14,885 (6.82%) 3,133 (2.36%) 22,032 (8.71%) 8,399 (4.34%) 5,077 (4.46%) 5,284 (2.22%) 2,817 (2.19%) 140,678 (8.09%)
Benjamin Mwila (ZRP) 6,004 (4.47%) 19,749 (6.07%) 6,257 (2.87%) 20,998 (15.83%) 7,092 (2.81%) 18,424 (9.52%) 1,642 (1.44%) 2,784 (1.17%) 2,522 (1.96%) 85,472 (4.92%)
Michael Sata (PF) 1,930 (1.44%) 23,619 (7.26%) 1,623 (0.74%) 4,832 (3.64%) 9,484 (3.75%) 15,781 (8.15%) 275 (0.24%) 790 (0.33%) 838 (0.65%) 59,172 (3.40%)
Nevers Mumba (NCC) 2,276 (1.69%) 8,747 (2.69%) 2,144 (0.98%) 3,020 (2.28%) 13,765 (5.44%) 4,423 (2.29%) 743 (0.65%) 2,227 (0.93%) 1,515 (1.18%) 38,860 (2.24%)
Gwendoline Konie (SDP) 716 (0.53%) 829 (0.25%) 2,750 (1.26%) 666 (0.50%) 913 (0.36%) 1,351 (0.70%) 730 (0.64%) 1,375 (0.58%) 923 (0.72%) 10,253 (0.59%)
Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika (AZ) 676 (0.50%) 1,046 (0.32%) 1,669 (0.76%) 407 (0.31%) 1,242 (0.49%) 939 (0.49%) 508 (0.45%) 1,440 (0.60%) 1,955 (1.52%) 9,882 (0.57%)
Yobert Shamapande (NLD) 748 (0.56%) 1,426 (0.44%) 1,653 (0.76%) 746 (0.56%) 944 (0.37%) 1,681 (0.87%) 534 (0.47%) 995 (0.42%) 754 (0.59%) 9,481 (0.55%)
Total Valid Votes 134,413 325,346 218,213 132,633 252,813 193,530 113,793 238,507 128,700 1,737,948
Invalid/Blank Votes 3,497 3,690 3,412 1,348 5,705 3,739 1,967 4,341 709 28,408
Total Votes 137,910 329,036 221,625 133,981 258,518 197,269 115,760 242,848 129,409 1,766,356
Registered Voters 205,616 453,240 337,533 202,258 399,247 296,811 163,663 339,765 206,628 2,604,761
Voter Turnout 67.1% 72.6% 65.7% 66.2% 64.8% 66.5% 70.7% 71.5% 62.6% 67.8%
 
 
30 OCTOBER 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Candidate (Party) Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
Rupiah Banda (MMD) 82,178 (53.80%) 105,225 (32.26%) 148,197 (74.46%) 32,552 (27.83%) 90,057 (30.28%) 67,237 (32.81%) 59,370 (57.59%) 51,550 (20.79%) 81,993 (68.38%) 718,359 (40.63%)
Michael Sata (PF) 37,656 (24.65%) 201,087 (61.65%) 37,295 (18.74%) 82,418 (70.47%) 162,107 (54.51%) 134,244 (65.50%) 4,586 (4.45%) 11,866 (4.78%) 11,891 (9.92%) 683,150 (38.64%)
Hakainde Hichilema (UPND) 31,821 (20.83%) 17,846 (5.47%) 11,624 (5.84%) 1,588 (1.36%) 43,515 (14.63%) 2,660 (1.30%) 38,265 (37.12%) 180,976 (72.98%) 24,723 (20.62%) 353,018 (19.96%)
Godfrey Miyanda (HP) 1,080 (0.71%) 2,022 (0.62%) 1,926 (0.97%) 389 (0.33%) 1,697 (0.57%) 801 (0.39%) 876 (0.85%) 3,593 (1.45%) 1,299 (1.08%) 13,683 (0.77%)
Total Valid Votes 152,735 326,180 199,042 116,947 297,376 204,942 103,097 247,985 119,906 1,768,210
Invalid/Blank Votes 2,544 4,016 3,464 1,393 3,472 2,572 1,527 2,863 1,745 23,596
Total Votes 155,279 330,196 202,506 118,340 300,848 207,514 104,624 250,848 121,651 1,791,806
Registered Voters 382,349 625,848 499,984 312,857 592,868 465,172 244,815 503,801 316,441 3,944,135
Voter Turnout 40.6% 52.8% 40.5% 37.8% 50.7% 44.6% 42.7% 49.8% 38.4% 45.4%
 
 
20 SEPTEMBER 2011 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Candidate (Party) Province National Total
Central Copperbelt Eastern Luapula Lusaka Northern North-Western Southern Western
Michael Sata (PF) 63,890 (28.72%) 341,505 (68.76%) 59,391 (18.89%) 151,822 (74.66%) 224,925 (56.32%) 242,455 (65.07%) 18,790 (11.09%) 24,609 (6.67%) 43,579 (23.51%) 1,170,966 (42.85%)
Rupiah Banda (MMD) 108,912 (48.95%) 131,897 (26.56%) 233,528 (74.28%) 47,289 (23.25%) 123,653 (30.96%) 121,482 (32.60%) 86,994 (51.33%) 71,519 (19.39%) 62,592 (33.76%) 987,866 (36.15%)
Hakainde Hichilema (UPND) 47,037 (21.14%) 17,948 (3.61%) 10,704 (3.40%) 1,758 (0.86%) 45,397 (11.37%) 2,935 (0.79%) 61,054 (36.03%) 266,754 (72.31%) 53,176 (28.68%) 506,763 (18.54%)
Charles Milupi (ADD) 352 (0.16%) 658 (0.13%) 914 (0.29%) 248 (0.12%) 533 (0.13%) 654 (0.18%) 316 (0.19%) 955 (0.26%) 21,640 (11.67%) 26,270 (0.96%)
Elias Chipimo (NAREP) 547 (0.25%) 1,008 (0.20%) 1987 (0.63%) 596 (0.29%) 2,002 (0.50%) 1,458 (0.39%) 528 (0.31%) 1,338 (0.36%) 1,208 (0.65%) 10,672 (0.39%)
Tilyenji Kaunda (UNIP) 464 (0.21%) 570 (0.11%) 3,885 (1.24%) 417 (0.21%) 921 (0.23%) 910 (0.24%) 584 (0.34%) 1,245 (0.34%) 954 (0.51%) 9,950 (0.36%)
Edith Nawakwi (FDD) 469 (0.21%) 1,538 (0.31%) 1,589 (0.51%) 356 (0.18%) 660 (0.17%) 1,031 (0.28%) 301 (0.18%) 432 (0.12%) 457 (0.25%) 6,833 (0.25%)
Ng'andu Magande (NMP) 414 (0.19%) 738 (0.15%) 1,070 (0.34%) 512 (0.25%) 566 (0.14%) 886 (0.24%) 527 (0.31%) 988 (0.27%) 643 (0.35%) 6,344 (0.23%)
Godfrey Miyanda (HP) 313 (0.14%) 632 (0.13%) 700 (0.22%) 167 (0.08%) 479 (0.12%) 420 (0.11%) 241 (0.14%) 833 (0.23%) 945 (0.51%) 4,730 (0.17%)
Fredrick Mutesa (ZED) 85 (0.04%) 176 (0.04%) 625 (0.20%) 196 (0.10%) 214 (0.05%) 390 (0.10%) 133 (0.08%) 240 (0.07%) 209 (0.11%) 2,268 (0.08%)
Total Valid Votes 222,483 496,670 314,393 203,361 399,350 372,621 169,468 368,913 185,403 2,732,662
Invalid/Blank Votes 5,200 7,881 10,775 4,484 4,319 8,122 4,291 6,762 4,844 56,678
Total Votes 227,683 504,551 325,168 207,845 403,669 380,743 173,759 375,675 190,247 2,789,340
Registered Voters 482,013 845,569 644,725 408,937 772,458 659,534 315,670 643,588 394,660 5,167,154
Voter Turnout 47.2% 59.7% 50.4% 50.8% 52.3% 57.7% 55.0% 58.4% 48.2% 54.0%