The UPND was established in 1998 under the leadership of Anderson Mazoka, following his departure from the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD). Mazoka was the party’s presidential candidate for the 2001 general elections, finishing second with 27% of the vote, less than 2% behind the winner Levy Mwanawasa of the MMD. In the National Assembly elections, the UPND won 49 seats, becoming the second largest party after the MMD.
Fast forward to the 2016 elections and the UPND increased its number of seats in the National Assembly to 58, despite the fact that the elections were marred by allegations of widespread voting irregularities, violence and intimidation. The UPND’s presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema secured 47.63% in the officially declared results.
The UPND is governed by the National Management Committee, which is the decision-making body of the party. Job creation, reducing the cost of living, putting an end to corruption, providing better services and restoring democratic freedoms will be the party’s top priorities once in office. The UPND and its leader Hakainde Hichilema have the best interests of the Zambian people at heart. The time for change is now.
Acts of destruction, violence, and persecution threaten our political freedom. We must protect our democratic values by standing for liberty in our nation.
When a person’s opinion or political views differ from yours, they are not your enemy. We must embrace diversity and respect those who oppose us.
It is our duty to carry this nation forward; to wrestle it away from negative elements including the thuggery in our markets, at our bus stops, and in our workplaces.
Dedication to Zambia
Equal opportunities for all Zambians
UPND Media Team
The UPND media team is dedicated to delivering change to move Zambia forward.