ElectionGudie

June 15, 1999 Held

4,680,262
Voted
Malawi

Republic of Malawi

Election for Malawian National Assembly

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,680,262
Valid Votes:4,488,905
Invalid Votes:191,357

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Democratic Front 93 2,122,532

47.28%

Malawi Congress Party 66 1,518,044

33.82%

Alliance for Democracy 29 474,054

10.56%

Independent Candidates 4 319,898

7.13%

Other parties - - 54,377

1.21%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 193 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Bakili MULUZI
  • Head of Government: President Bakili MULUZI
  • Assembly: Malawi has a unicameral National Assembly with 193 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 193 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: Bakili MULUZI
    • Seats won in this election: 93
    • Seats won in last election: 86
  • Party: Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
    • Leader: Gwanda CHAKUAMBA
    • Seats won in this election: 66
    • Seats won in last election: 55
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy (AFORD)
    • Leader: Chakufwa CHIHANA
    • Seats won in this election: 29
    • Seats won in last election: 36
  • Party: Independent Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last elections to the National Assembly were held on May 17, 1994.
    177 seats were decided on in the this election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,882,543 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 5,071,822 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,488,379 (1999)

·         Is Malawi a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Malawi ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 March 1987)

·         Gender Quota: No, but there are political parties with voluntary gender quotas

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 173 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Malawi a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)

·         Has Malawi ratified CRPD: Yes (27 August 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,632,381 (est.)