Prime Minister of Zambia

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Zambia

Coat of Arms of Zambia
Appointer President of Zambia
Formation 25 August 1973
First holder Mainza Chona
Final holder Malimba Masheke
Abolished 31 August 1991

The Prime Minister of Zambia was the head of government of Zambia. From 1973 to 1975, Mainza Chona was the first person to hold the position following independence from the United Kingdom (Kenneth Kaunda was the only Prime Minister of Northern Rhodesia in 1964, before it became independent as Zambia).

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The position of the Prime Minister of Zambia was abolished in 1991, in the last months of Kaunda's presidential term. Since then, the President of Zambia serves as both the head of state and the head of government.

Prime Ministers of Zambia (1964–1991)

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Political parties
No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party
Prime Minister of Northern Rhodesia
1 Kenneth Kaunda
(1924–)
22 January 1964 24 October 1964 UNIP
Prime Ministers of the Republic of Zambia
Post abolished (24 October 1964 – 25 August 1973)
1 Mainza Chona
(1930–2001)
25 August 1973 27 May 1975 UNIP
2 Elijah Mudenda
(1927–2008)
27 May 1975 20 July 1977 UNIP
(1) Mainza Chona
(1930–2001)
20 July 1977 15 June 1978 UNIP
3 Daniel Lisulo
(1930–2000)
15 June 1978 18 February 1981 UNIP
4 Nalumino Mundia
(1927–1988)
18 February 1981 24 April 1985 UNIP
5 Kebby Musokotwane
(1946–1996)
24 April 1985 15 March 1989 UNIP
6 Malimba Masheke
(1941–)
15 March 1989 31 August 1991 UNIP
Post abolished (31 August 1991 – present)

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