ElectionGudie

May 21, 2019 Confirmed

Malawi

Republic of Malawi

Election for Malawian National Assembly

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At Stake in this Election:

  • 193 seats in the National Assembly

Government Structure:

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

Electoral System:

  • In the National Assembly, 193 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in this Election:

  • Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
    • Leader: Peter MUTHARIKA
    • Seats won in last election: 51
  • Party: United Transformation Movement (UTM)
    • Leader: Saulos CHILIMA
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
    • Leader: Lazurus CHAKWERA
    • Seats won in last election: 48
  • United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: Atupele MULUZI
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • People’s Party (PP)
    • Leader: Joyce BANDA
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Alliance for Democracy (AFORD)
    • Leader: Enoch CHIHANA
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO)
    • Leader: Chris DAZA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Freedom Party (FP)
    • Leader: Khumbo KACHALI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Umodzi Party (UP)
    • Leader: John CHISI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Tikonze People’s Movement (TPM)
    • Leader: Cassim CHILUMPHA
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Mbakuwaku Movement for Development Party (MMD)
    • Leader: Peter KUWANI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • People’s Transformation Party (PETRA)
    • Leader: Kamuzu CHIBAMBO
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • National Salvation Front (NASAF)
    • Leader: Loudon Malingamoyo PHIRI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independents:
    • Seats won in last election: 52

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 19,718,743 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 8,525.538

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 9,946,712 (2019 est.)
  • 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: 32 of 193 (16.6%) in the National Assembly (following the 2014 elections)
  • Human Development Index Position: 171 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Malawi a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)
  • Has Malawi ratified CRPD: Yes (27 August 2009)
  • Population with a disability: 2,694,705 (est.)