People's Party (Malawi)

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People's Party
LeaderJoyce Banda
Secretary-GeneralPaul Maulidi
FounderJoyce Banda
Split fromDPP
Youth wingOrange Partners
Political positionCentre-right
African affiliationDemocrat Union of Africa
ColorsOrange, Black & White
National Assembly
26 / 193
0 / 5
Pan-African Parliament
0 / 5
Election symbol
Open lock and Key

People's Party is a political party in the Republic of Malawi that was founded in 2011 by Joyce Banda, from May 2009 to April 2012 Vice-President of Malawi, and President since 7 April 2012.[1][2][3][4][5]

Joyce Banda created the People's Party after being expelled from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) when she refused to endorse President Bingu wa Mutharika's younger brother Peter Mutharika as the successor to the presidency for the 2014 general election.[6]

Initial problems[edit]

During 2011, the court refused to register the organisation as an official political party because its name sounded too similar to others in the country. Eventually the high court dismissed this and ordered that the party be registered within fourteen days.[7]

Party presidents[edit]

Joyce Banda 2012– present

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
2014 Joyce Banda 1,056,236 20.2% Lost Red XN

National Assembly elections[edit]

National Assembly
Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/–
2014 Joyce Banda 935,994 18.15%
26 / 193
Increase 26


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Peoples Party is rejected at the Registrar's Office". 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Joyce Banda sworn in as new Malawi president". The BBC. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  6. ^ Jomo, Frank (13 December 2010). "Malawi's Vice President Joyce Banda Expelled From Ruling Party". Bloomberg.
  7. ^ Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)