Parliament of Rhodesia
|Houses||Senate and House of Assembly|
|Preceded by||Legislative Assembly|
House of Assembly last election
The Parliament of Rhodesia was the bicameral legislature in Rhodesia from 1970 to 1979. Several elections were held, last in 1977.
The upper chamber was called the Senate, and it had 23 members: ten White Rhodesians, ten African chiefs, and three persons appointed by the President of Rhodesia. The President of the Senate was the presiding officer. The Senate had only delaying powers for legislation.
|President of the Senate||Period||Notes|
|Jack William Pithey||1970 - 1 November 1978||Member of Rhodesian Front|
|John Richard Strong||December 1978 - 29 May 1979||Acting|
The lower chamber was called the House of Assembly, and it had popularly elected 66 members, organised in Westminster style. 50 of the members were non-Africans and 16 of the members were African. The parliamentary term was five years. The Speaker of the House was the presiding officer.
|1||Col. Albert Rubidge Washington Stumbles||RF||1970 – 31 December 1972|||
|2||George Holland Hartley||RF||27 March 1973 – 1979|||