Malawian general election, 1999

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General elections were held in Malawi on 15 June 1999 for President and the National Assembly, having originally been scheduled for 25 May,[1] but then postponed twice as a result of requests by the opposition to extend the voter registration period.[2] Both votes were won by the ruling United Democratic Front, who took 93 of the 192 seats in the National Assembly, and whose candidate, Bakili Muluzi, won the presidential election with an absolute majority.

In total, eleven parties contested the elections, with 670 candidates.[2] Voter turnout was 94%.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Bakili Muluzi United Democratic Front 2,442,685 52.34
Gwanda Chakuamba Malawi Congress PartyAlliance for Democracy 2,106,790 45.21
Kamlepo Kalua Malawi Democratic Party 67,856 1.45
Daniel Kanfosi Nkhumbwe Congress for National Unity 24,349 0.52
Bingu wa Mutharika United Party 22,064 0.47
Invalid/blank votes 80,021
Total 4,746,765 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,071,822 93.59
Source: MEC

National Assembly[edit]

Elections were not held in the Mchinji West constituency on polling day due to the death of a candidate.[4]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
United Democratic Front 2,124,999 47.32 93 +8
Malawi Congress Party 1,518,548 33.81 66 +10
Alliance for Democracy 474,215 10.56 29 –7
United Party 26,073 0.58 0 New
Malawi Democratic Party 11,384 0.25 0 0
Social Democratic Party 7,297 0.16 0 New
Malawi Democratic Union 3,269 0.07 0 0
Congress for National Unity 3,023 0.07 0 New
Sapitwa National Democratic Party 1,372 0.03 0 New
National Patriotic Front 1,149 0.03 0 New
Mass Movement for the Young Generation 708 0.02 0 New
Independents 319,969 7.10 4 +4
Vacant 1
Invalid/blank votes 192,944
Total 4,683,950 100 193 +16
Registered voters/turnout 5,071,822 92.35
Source: MEC

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