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    Zambia Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Zambia
      conventional short form: Zambia
      former: Northern Rhodesia

      Data code ZA

      Government type republic

      National capital Lusaka

      Administrative divisions 9 provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, North-Western, Southern, Western

      Independence 24 October 1964 (from UK)

      National holiday Independence Day, 24 October (1964)

      Constitution 2 August 1991

      Legal system based on English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in an ad hoc constitutional council; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Frederick CHILUBA (since 31 October 1991); Vice President Christon TEMBO (since December 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Frederick CHILUBA (since 31 October 1991); Vice President Christon TEMBO (since December 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president from among the members of the National Assembly
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 18 November 1996 (next to be held October 2001); vice president appointed by the president
      election results: Frederick CHILUBA elected president; percent of vote - Frederick CHILUBA 70%, Dean MUNGO'MBA 12%, Humphrey MULEMBA 6%, Akashambatwa LEWANIKA 4%, Chama CHAKOMBOKA 3%, others 5%

      Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly (150 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 18 November 1996 (next to be held October 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - MMD 130, NP 5, ZADECO 2, AZ 2, independents 11

      Judicial branch Supreme Court, justices are appointed by the president

      Political parties and leaders Agenda for Zambia or AZ [Akashambatwa LEWANIKA]; Labor Party or LP [Chibiza MFUNI]; Liberal Progressive Front or LPF [Roger CHONGWE, president]; Movement for Democratic Process or MDP [Chama CHAKOM BOKA]; Movement for Multiparty Democracy or MMD [Frederick CHILUBA]; National Lima Party or NLP [Guy SCOTT and Ben KAPITA]; National Party or NP [Daniel LISULO]; United National Independence Party or UNIP [Kenneth KAUNDA]; Zambia Democratic Congress or ZADECO [Dean MUNG'OMBA]

      International organization participation ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, FAO, G-19, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ITU, MONUA, NAM, OAU, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Dunstan Weston KAMANA
      chancery: 2419 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-9717 through 9719
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-0826

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Arlene RENDER
      embassy: corner of Independence and United Nations Avenues
      mailing address: P. O. Box 31617, Lusaka
      telephone: [260] (1) 250-955, 252-230
      FAX: [260] (1) 252-225

      Flag description green with a panel of three vertical bands of red (hoist side), black, and orange below a soaring orange eagle, on the outer edge of the flag

      NOTE: The information regarding Zambia on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zambia Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zambia Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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