The 2016 Rhodesia Nyasaland will be held on the 1st May 2016, the election will see the incumbent United Federal Party seek a second term in office.
|Rhodesia and Nyasaland general election, 2016 (Fascist Coup Britain)|
|All 121 seats in the National Assembly of Rhodesia and Nyasaland|
|1 May 2016|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Kim Barrett Earls||Mphatso Arendse||Mavuto Smith|
|Party||[[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]]||[[People's Freedom Party|Template:People's Freedom Party/meta/shortname]]||[[National Alliance|Template:National Alliance/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||9 April 2016||23 October 2012||2001|
|Leader's seat||Ndola||Bulawayo West||Machinga|
|Swing||-13.0||-9.4||+18.4 (Compared to Nyasaland Party)|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Melisizwe Snelling||Nkosana Howland||Munashe Foster|
|Party||Liberal Party||[[Green Party|Template:Green Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Social Democratic Party|Template:Social Democratic Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||4th January 2014||14th February 2013||3rd July 2012|
|Leader's seat||Headlands||Chingola||(Ran in Mbala lost)|
Previous Prime Minister
Following the 2012 general election the United Federal Party have governed as a majority, however owing to unpopular economic reforms the party saw its popularity slide during the first half of its term of office, polling as low as 5 per cent at the end of 2013. However since this low the party's polling numbers recovered to about 40 per cent at the calling of the general but since fallen again as a result of the scandal surrounding the leaking of the Panama Parers.
Events Since 2012 Election
3 May 2012- The United Federal Party wins the 2012 general election under the leadership of Kondwani Tyson
3 July- Munashe Foster is elected unopposed as leader of the Social Democratic Party
23 October- Former Minister of Health Mphatso Arendse is elected leader of the People's Freedom Party
15 January 2013- The National Alliance is formed as a coalition of regionalist parties, being lead by Mavuto Smith, leader of the Nyasaland Party
14 February 2013- Former Environment Minister, and one time leadership candidate for the People's Freedom Party, Nkosana Howland is elected leader of the Green Party
28 February 2013- The People's Freedom Party wins the 2013 Northern Rhodesia general election
17 May 2013- The National Alliance wins the Chitipa East by-election, gaining the seat from the People's Freedom Party
23 September 2013- Former Justice Minister and former leadership rival to Kondwani Tyson, Melisizwe Snelling resigns from the United Federal Party in protest of the government's reforms of the legal system
7 December 2013- Nkosana Howland wins the Chingola by-election, gaining the seat for the Green Party from the People's Freedom Party
4 January 2014- Melisizwe Snelling announces the launch of the Liberal Party
8 March- The United Federal Party retains its seat in the Chisamba by election, narrowly preventing the National Alliance from gaining the seat
31 July- The National Alliance wins the Sinda by election, gaining the seat from the United Federal Party
30 October- The People's Freedom Party wins the Mutare Central by election despite strong challenges from the National Alliance and the Green Party
25 March 2015- The United Federal Party loses its majority in the 2015 Southern Rhodesia general election
14 April 2015- The National Alliance gains the Mount Darwin West seat in a by election from the People's Freedom Party
29 March 2016- The National Assembly is dissolved marking the beginning of the 2016 Federal Election Campaign
3 April- The Panama Papers are leaked
5 April- The Panama Papers reveal that Prime Minister Kondwani Tyson was guilty of hiding funds overseas
6 April- Demonstrations break out across the country calling for the resignation of Kondwani Tyson
7 April- Kondwani Tyson announces his immediate resignation as Prime Minister and leader of the United Federal Party, with the Party executive announcing that the Parliamentary will elect a provisional leader to lead the party into the upcoming federal election until a leadership election can be organised for the summer
9 April- Deputy Prime Minister Kim Barrett Earls is elected Provisional Leader of the United Federal Party
10 April- Kim Barrett Earls is sworn in as Prime Minister by Governor-General Elliot Laws making her the country's first female Prime Minister and also the first Prime Minister to be sworn in without a vote of confidence from the National Assembly as it was dissolved for the upcoming general election
The election saw the United Federal losing its majority in the Federal Assembly but remaining the largest party whilst the National Alliance only narrowly failed to overtake the People's Freedom Party in both the popular vote and in terms of seats.
The election also saw a major breakthrough for other minor party's with the Liberal Party making major gains in both the popular vote and in seats whilst the Green Party made substantial gains in the popular despite only winning on seat; the biggest losers of the election were the ailing Social Democratic Party who lost all their remaining seats in the Federal Assembly and saw their share of the popular vote collapse.
Following the election both the United Federal Party and People's Freedom Party pursued attempts at forming coalitions, with the United Federal Party pursuing a coalition with the National Alliance, whilst the People's Freedom Party attempted to form a minority coalition with the Greens whilst securing a confidence and supply deal with the National Alliance.
Ultimately the United Federal Party succeeded in forming a coalition with the National Alliance, securing Kim Barrett Earls' election as Prime Minister, whilst National Alliance leader Mavuto Smith served as Deputy Prime Minister.