Parliament of Rhodesia
Type
Type
HousesSenate and House of Assembly
History
Founded1970
Disbanded1979
Preceded byLegislative Assembly
Elections
House of Assembly last election
August 1977
Meeting place
Salisbury, Rhodesia

The Parliament of Rhodesia was the bicameral legislature in Rhodesia from 1970 to 1979. Several elections were held, last in 1977.

Senate

The upper chamber was called the Senate,[1] and it had 23 members: ten White Rhodesians, ten African chiefs, and three persons appointed by the President of Rhodesia.[2] 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[3][4]
John Richard Strong December 1978 - 29 May 1979 Acting[5]

House of Assembly

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.

No. Speaker Party Tenure Notes
1 Col. Albert Rubidge Washington Stumbles RF 1970 – 31 December 1972 [6][7]
2 George Holland Hartley RF 27 March 1973 – 1979 [7]

See also

References

  1. ^ White, Luise (23 March 2015). "Unpopular Sovereignty: Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization". University of Chicago Press – via Google Books.
  2. ^ https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP79-00891A000700060001-0.pdf
  3. ^ Senate, Southern Rhodesia Parliament (10 March 1970). "Votes and Proceedings of the Senate". The Senate – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Senate, Southern Rhodesia Parliament (10 March 1977). "Votes and Proceedings of the Senate". The Senate – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Service, United States Joint Publications Research (10 March 1978). "Translations on Sub-Saharan Africa" – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Assembly, Southern Rhodesia Parliament House of. "Votes and Proceedings of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b Assembly, Southern Rhodesia Parliament House of. "Votes and Proceedings of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly – via Google Books.