List of Presidents of Zambia

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The president of Zambia is the head of state of Zambia. The first officeholder is considered to be Kenneth Kaunda, who was elected in 1964.

Presidents of Zambia (1964–present)

Parties

      United National Independence Party (UNIP)
      Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)
      Patriotic Front (PF)

Key

§ Elected unopposed
Died in office

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Kenneth David Kaunda detail DF-SC-84-01864.jpg Kenneth Kaunda
(1924–2021)
1968
1973[§]
1978[§]
1983[§]
1988[§]
24 October 1964 2 November 1991 27 years, 9 days UNIP
2 No image.png Frederick Chiluba
(1943–2011)
1991
1996
2 November 1991 2 January 2002 10 years, 61 days MMD
3 Levy Mwanawasa.jpg Levy Mwanawasa
(1948–2008)
2001
2006
2 January 2002 19 August 2008[†] 6 years, 230 days MMD
4 Rupiah Banda.jpg Rupiah Banda
(born 1937)
2008 19 August 2008 23 September 2011 3 years, 35 days MMD
5 Michael Sata (cropped).jpg Michael Sata
(1937–2014)
2011 23 September 2011 28 October 2014[†] 3 years, 35 days PF
Guy Scott.png Guy Scott
(born 1944)
28 October 2014 25 January 2015 89 days PF
6 Edgar Lungu, 26 july 2018 (cropped).jpg Edgar Lungu
(born 1956)
2015
2016
25 January 2015 24 August 2021 6 years, 211 days PF
7 80px Hakainde Hichilema
(born 1962)
2021 24 August 2021 24 August 2021 99 days UPND