The first meeting of the fourth session of the 11th National Assembly opens in Lusaka on Friday this week.
As per tradition, President Michael Sata is expected to open it and give policy direction to the nation for the year 2015.
This session's first meeting is expected to run from September to around December and is commonly refered to as the Budget session because of the presentation of the 2015 National Budget which will be done in October.
Major changes are expected to be noted on the floor of the house as the house opens in a ceremonious manner.
Chawama member of Parliament Edgar Lungu, who was recently appointed Justice Minister after the dismissal of his predecessor Wynter Kabimba, is expected to sit on the Vice President Dr. Guy Scott's right hand side.
6 new members of parliament will be sworn in following their victories in by-elections held in the past two months.
The new MPs are Victoria Kalima of Kasenengwa, Christabel Ngimbu of Zambezi West, Margaret Miti of Vubwi, Davies Chisopa of Mkushi South, Dawson Kafwaya of Solwezi Central and Liambai Lingweshi of Mangango Constituency.
The coming in of the 3 female MPs will push the number of female lawmakers in the house from 17 to 20.
The composition of party numbers in the house will also change as political parties shared seats in recent by-elections.
The ruling party which won 4 of the 6 recent by-elections will
now have 74 elected MPs and 7 nominated MPs bringing the total to 81 MPs in the house.
The UPND has maintained its seats at 32 despite losing Zambezi West which it compensated with Solwezi Central, a seat it snatched from MMD.
The opposition ADD and FDD will maintain their single seats each.
The house will also remain with two independent MPs Patrick Mucheleka of Lubansesnhi and Charles Zulu of Luangeni constituency.
The last Leader of the Opposition was Felix Mutati (Lunte MP) when MMD had more than 52 MPs a year ago.
These include Malambo, Petauke Central and Mulobezi which are pending in the Supreme Court following the nullification of the elections of their previous lawmakers.
Mufumbwe member of parliament Stephen Masumba and his Chisamba counterpart Moses Muteteka will keep staying out of the house following their respective appeals in court over their jail sentences.
The next session of parliament will be interesting as the composition of the house will be totally different from the set up the house initially started with in 2011.