Elections in Malawi

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Malawi elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president and the vice-president are elected on one ballot for a five-year term by the people. A simple plurality is required to win; there is no provision for a runoff election. The National Assembly has 193 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. Malawi is a multi-party system, which means that there are multiple parties as well as a number of independent politicians who do not formally associate with any party.

Malawian citizens who are 18 or over are entitled to vote. Foreign nationals who have lived in Malawi for 7 years can also vote.[1]

Latest elections[edit]

2019 Malawian general election

2014 Elections[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Peter Mutharika Democratic Progressive Party 1,904,399 36.4
Lazarus Chakwera Malawi Congress Party 1,455,880 27.8
Joyce Banda People's Party 1,056,236 20.2
Atupele Muluzi United Democratic Front 717,224 13.7
Kamuzu Chibambo People's Transformation Party 19,360 0.4
Mark Katsonga Progressive Party Movement 15,830 0.3
John Chisi Umodzi Party 12,048 0.2
George Nnesa Tisinthe Alliance 11,042 0.2
James Nyondo National Salvation Front 10,623 0.2
Hellen Singh United Independent Party 9,668 0.2
Friday Jumbe Labour Party 8,819 0.2
Davis Katsonga Chipani cha Pfuko 7,454 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 56,695
Total 5,285,278 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,470,806 70.7
Source: MEC

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Progressive Party 1,133,402 21.98 51 –63
People's Party 935,994 18.15 26 New
Malawi Congress Party 895,659 17.37 48 +22
United Democratic Front 496,765 9.63 14 –3
Progressive Party Movement 33,817 0.66 0 0
Alliance for Democracy 31,907 0.62 1 0
United Independent Party 24,132 0.47 0 New
National Salvation Front 19,616 0.38 0 New
Nthanda Congress Party 16,497 0.32 0 New
New Rainbow Coalition 14,091 0.27 0 0
Chipani cha Pfuko 10,545 0.20 1 New
New Labour Party 4,473 0.09 0 New
Umodzi Party 3,145 0.06 0 New
Malawi Forum for Unity and Development 2,814 0.05 0 –1
People's Transformation Party 2,746 0.05 0 0
Maravi People's Party 733 0.01 0 –1
People's Democratic Movement 471 0.01 0 New
Independents 1,530,485 29.68 52 +20
Invalid/blank votes 74,889
Total 5,232,181 100 193
Registered voters/turnout 7,448,247 70.25
Source: MEC, MEC

Previous Elections[edit]

Referendums[edit]

Elections[edit]

Upcoming Elections[edit]

The next Malawian general elections will be on May 20, 2014 in Malawi.[2] This will also be tripartite elections, including for the first time ever, elections for local democracy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Malawi commences registration for 2014 tripartite elections". Nyasa Times. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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