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Malawi

Republic of Malawi

16,777,547 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

70.69%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
National Assembly Assembly
President President Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Joyce BANDA *
  • Head of Government: President Joyce BANDA
  • Assembly: Malawi has a unicameral National Assembly with 194 seats.

* President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA died in office on April 5, 2012. BANDA was Vice President under MUTHARIKA.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 194 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-06-15 4,755,422 5,071,822 93.76%
National Assembly 1999-06-15 4,680,262 5,071,822 92.28%
National Assembly 2004-05-20 3,164,240 5,705,390 55.46%
President 2004-05-20 3,296,711 5,184,086 63.59%
National Assembly 2009-05-19 3,164,240 5,705,390 55.46%
President 2009-05-19 3,296,711 5,184,086 63.59%
National Assembly 2014-05-20 - - -
President 2014-05-20 - - -

Voter Turnout