National Assembly (Malawi)
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The National Assembly of Malawi is the supreme legislative body in the nation. It is currently situated on Capitol Hill, Lilongwe along Presidential Way. The National Assembly alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in Malawi. At its head is the Speaker of the House who is elected by his or her peers. Currently, the Speaker is Henry Chimunthu Banda.
Though the Constitution of Malawi provides that there shall be a Senate as well a National Assembly, in practice, Malawi has a unicameral legislative body as only the latter is functional. Its composition consists of Members of Parliament from each constituency who are more commonly addressed as "Members of Parliament" or "MP's". The current National Assembly has 194 members who are directly elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system and serve five-year terms.
See also 
- History of Malawi
- Legislative Branch
- List of legislatures by country
- List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Malawi
- List of current members of the National Assembly of Malawi
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