ElectionGudie

May 20, 2004 Held

3,164,240
Voted
Malawi

Republic of Malawi

Election for Malawian National Assembly

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,164,240
Valid Votes:3,023,498
Invalid Votes:140,742

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Democratic Front 49 - 774,736

25.62%

Independents 39 - 743,888

24.60%

Malawi Congress Party 56 - 722,897

23.91%

National Democratic Alliance 8 - 252,635

8.36%

Republican Party 15 - 235,446

7.79%

Alliance for Democracy 6 - 111,061

3.67%

People's Progressive Movement 6 - 96,857

3.20%

Movement for Genuine Democracy 3 - 53,194

1.76%

People's Transformation Party 1 - 23,122

0.76%

Congress for National Unity 1 - 7,397

0.24%

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
    • Leader: John TEMBO
    • Seats won in this election: 56
    • Seats won in last election: 66
  • Party: United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: Bakili MULUZI
    • Seats won in this election: 49
    • Seats won in last election: 93
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 39
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Republican Party (RP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 15
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
    • Leader: Brown MPINGANJIRA
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy (AFORD)
    • Leader: Chakufwa CHIHANA
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Party: People's Progressive Movement (PPM)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Movement for Genuine Democracy (MGODE)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People's Transformation Party (PETRA)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Congress for National Unity (CONU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Other Parties************
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

************ Includes MAFUNDE, NSM, NUP, NCD, PFP, and MDP

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in Malawi on June 15, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 12,407,618 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 5,705,390 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,238,224 (2004)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 27 (following the 2004 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: 1,861,142 (est.)