Meet Edith Nawakwi, Zambia’s Only Female Presidential Candidate [Profile]


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Edith Z. Nawakwi is Zambia’s first elected woman president of a political party – the Forum for Democratic Development ((FDD) formerly led by retired army general, Christon Tembo).

She was also Zambia’s first woman Minister of Finance, in 1998, after 33 years of Zambia’s independence and the first in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

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Political Positions Held by Edith Nawakwi:
* President – Forum for Democracy and Development (Apr 2005 – )
* Secretary General – Forum for Democracy and Development (2001 – 2001)
* Vice President – Forum for Democracy and Development (2001 – 2005)
* Minister of Labour & Social Security – Government of Zambia (1999 – 2001)
* Minister of Finance – Government of Zambia (1997 – 1999)
* Minister of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries – Government of Zambia (1996 – 1997)
* Minister of Energy & Water Development – Government of Zambia (1993 – 1996)
* Minister of State for Energy & Water Development – Government of Zambia (1992 – 1993)

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