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Malawi

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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
21.05.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
20.03.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
193
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,331
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
13

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,859,570

Results

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
32.12%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 62
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 55
United Democratic Front (UDF) 10
People's Party (PP) 5
United Transformation Movement (UTM) 4
Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) 1
Independents 55
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
148
Number of women elected
44
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
22.8%
Other notes
The distribution of seats above refers to 192 seats. Elections did not take place in one constituency due to the death of one of the candidates.
Sources
Electoral Commission (25.05.2019, 01.06.2019, 14.06.2019) https://www.mec.org.mw
Women Directly Elected
44

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
148
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
44