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Zambia


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Republic of Zambia

        conventional short form:
        Zambia

        former:
        Northern Rhodesia

    • Digraph:
      ZA

    • Type:
      republic

    • 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 and head of government:
        President Frederick CHILUBA (since 31 October 1991); Vice President General Godfrey MIYANDA (since NA August 1994; he replaced Levy MWANAWASA who was elected 31 October 1991 and resigned in NA August 1994) election last held 31 October 1991 (next to be held NA 1996); results - Frederick CHILUBA 84%, Kenneth KAUNDA 16%

        cabinet:
        Cabinet; appointed by the president from members of the National Assembly

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        National Assembly:
        elections last held 31 October 1991 (next to be held NA 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (150 total) MMD 125, UNIP 25; note - the MMD's majority was weakened by the defection of 13 of its parliamentary members during 1993 and the defeat of its candidates in 4 of the resulting by-elections

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Frederick CHILUBA; United National Independence Party (UNIP), Kebby MUSOKATWANE; National Party (NP), Inonge MBIKUSITA-LEWANIKA;

    • Member of:
      ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, FAO, FLS, G-19, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM, ITU, NAM, OAU, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNOMOZ, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in 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

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Roland K. KUCHEL

        embassy:
        corner of Independence Avenue and United Nations Avenue, Lusaka

        mailing address:
        P. O. Box 31617, Lusaka

        telephone:
        [260] (1) 228595, 228601, 228602, 228603

        FAX:
        [260] (1) 261538

    • Flag:
      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






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