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The Vice-President of Zambia is the second highest position in the executive branch of the Republic of Zambia. The Vice-President was previously appointed by the President before the amendment of the Constitution. Under the amended Constitution, when a sitting President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Vice-President automatically assumes the presidency, unlike when the Constitution demanded holding of presidential by-election within 90 days.[1] This is so because now every presidential candidate shall pick a running mate for Vice-President and the two will share the vote meaning voting for a President is an automatic vote for the Vice-President.

Vice-President of the
Republic of Zambia
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Coat of Arms
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Incumbent
Inonge Wina

since 26 January 2015
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderReuben Kamanga
FormationOctober 1964

The Vice-President also heads the Office of the Vice-President, a government ministry.

Vice-Presidents of Zambia (1964–present)Edit

Key

Political parties
No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party
1   Reuben Kamanga
(1929–1996)
October 1964 October 1967 UNIP
2   Simon Kapwepwe
(1922–1980)
October 1967 October 1970 UNIP
3   Mainza Chona
(1930–2001)
October 1970 August 1973 UNIP
Post abolished (1973–91)
4   Levy Mwanawasa
(1948–2008)
November 1992 June 1994 MMD
5   Godfrey Miyanda
(1944–)
June 1994 December 1997 MMD
6   Christon Tembo
(1944–2009)
December 1997 April 2001 MMD
7   Enoch Kavindele
(1950–)
April 2001 May 2003 MMD
8   Nevers Mumba
(1960–)
May 2003 October 2004 MMD
9   Lupando Mwape
(1950–2019)
October 2004 September 2006 MMD
10   Rupiah Banda
(1937–)
9 October 2006 2 November 2008 MMD
11   George Kunda
(1956–2012)
2 November 2008 23 September 2011 MMD
12   Guy Scott
(1944–)
23 September 2011 28 October 2014 PF
13   Inonge Wina
(1941–)
26 January 2015 Incumbent PF

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