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Malawi

Republic of Malawi

17,377,468 8

Population (as of May 27, 2015)

Elections in our database

7,470,806 70.62%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 1, 2014)

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  Arthur Peter MUTHARIKA
  • Head of Government: President  Arthur Peter MUTHARIKA
  • Assembly: Malawi has a unicameral National Assembly with 194 seats.

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
National Assembly 1999-06-15 4,680,262 5,071,822 92.28%
President 1999-06-15 4,755,422 5,071,822 93.76%
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%
President 2009-05-19 3,296,711 5,184,086 63.59%
National Assembly 2009-05-19 3,164,240 5,705,390 55.46%
President 2014-05-20 5,285,278 7,470,806 70.75%
National Assembly 2014-05-20 5,234,506 7,470,806 70.07%

Voter Turnout