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United Party for National Development

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United Party for National Development

United Party for National Development
President Hakainde Hichilema
Founded 1998
Ideology Liberalism,
Social liberalism
Political position Centre
International affiliation Liberal International
Continental affiliation Africa Liberal Network
National Assembly
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Politics of Zambia
Political parties

The United Party for National Development is a liberal political party in Zambia, led by Hakainde Hichilema.

In the legislative elections held on 27 December 2001, the party won 23.3% of popular votes and 49 out of 159 seats. Its candidate in the 2001 presidential election, Anderson Mazoka, on the same day won 27.2%.

Mazoka died from kidney complications in May 2006. As part of the United Democratic Alliance, the party's candidate for the September 28, 2006 presidential election was Hakainde Hichilema, who took third place.

The party is an observer at Liberal International[1] and a member of the Africa Liberal Network.


  1. ^ United Party for National Development (UPND) - Zambia
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