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Zanzibar House of Representatives

Zanzibar House of Representatives
Baraza la Wawakilishi  (Swahili)
Founded 14 January 1980
New session started
November 2010
Pandu Ameir Kificho
Deputy Speaker
Ali Abdalla Ali
Seats 82
Political groups
  CCM: 48 seats
  CUF: 33 seats
  Ex officio: AG 1 seat
Length of term
5 years
Last election
31 October 2010
Meeting place
Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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The Zanzibar House of Representatives is the unicameral, subnational legislature of the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar in Tanzania.[1]


  • History 1
  • Current composition 2
  • Past election results 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The current legislature was formed in 1980. Prior to this, the Revolutionary Council held both the executive and legislative functions for 16 years following the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964.[2]

Current composition

The legislature consists of:[1]

Type CCM CUF Total
Elected from constituencies 28 22 50
Nominated by the President of Zanzibar 8 2 10
Special seats reserved for women (40%) 11 9 20
Speaker (if not from the MPs) 1 1
Attorney General (Ex officio member) 1
Total 48 33 82

Past election results

The results of the past elections held under the multiparty system are as follows:[3]

Political Party Election Year
1995 2000 2005
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 26 34 30
Civic United Front (CUF) 24 16 19
Total 50 50 50

See also


  1. ^ a b "The Parliament of Zanzibar, Tanzania". Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "History of the ZHoR". Zanzibar House of Representatives. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elections in Zanzibar". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

External links

  • Official website

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