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National Assembly

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENT

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Parliament name National Assembly Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Unicameral
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1977 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Patrick Matibini (M) 

Notes Elected on 6 Oct. 2011.
Secretary General Doris Katai K. Mwinga (F) 
Notes Clerk
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 167 / 158
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 20 (12.66%)
Mode of designation directly elected 156
appointed 8
other 3
Notes Appointed members: The President may appoint up to eight members where she or he considers it necessary to enhance the representation of special interests, skills or gender in the National Assembly.

Other: The Vice-President, the Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker.
- The Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker are elected from persons who are qualified to be elected as members of parliament but are not members of parliament. They become members by virtue of holding their post.
- The Second Deputy Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament.
- The two Deputy Speakers cannot be members of the same political party or the same gender.
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 20 September 2011
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address National Assembly
Parliament Buildings
P.O. Box 31299 - LUSAKA 101 01
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Phone (260 211) 29 24 25 - 36
Fax (260 211) 29 22 52
E-mail clerk@parliament.gov.zm
info@parliament.gov.zm
Website http://www.parliament.gov.zm

This page was last updated on 29 July 2016
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