How long did Rupiah Banda serve as president?

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Rupiah Banda served as president of Zambia for 3 years that from 2008 to 2011. He took over office as the fourth president of Zambia in 2008 after the sitting president Levy Mwanawasa died of a stroke.

Banda was 85 years old when he died in March 2022of colon cancer in Lusaka. He left behind his wife and 7 children. During his death, Rupiah Banda had a new North of $ 5million.

Rupiah was a politician who held several diplomatic posts. In 2006, he was appointed as vice president of Zambia by Levy Mwanawasa, the then president of Zambia.

In June 2008, Banda was the acting president of Zambia when Levy Mwanawasa was diagnosed with stroke.

How long did Rupiah Banda serve as president?

In the 2008 by-election that took place in October after the death of President Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda defeated Michael Sata and became president. He ruled for 3 years and was defeated by Michael Sata in the 2011 elections. Michael Sata was the Patriotic Front who defeated Banda to become Zambia president in the September 2011 presidential election.

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