Malawian General Election 2019 Voting Live

Malawian General Election 2019 Voting Live

Malawian General Election 2019 Voting Live

Malawian General Election 2019 Date: 21 May 2019 

General elections will be held in Malawi on 21 May 2019 to elect the President, National Assembly and local government councillors.

Malawi elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president and the vice-president are elected on one ballot for a five-year term by the people. A simple plurality is required to win; there is no provision for a runoff election. The National Assembly has 193 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. Malawi is a multi-party system, which means that there are multiple parties as well as a number of independent politicians who do not formally associate with any party.

Malawian citizens who are 18 or over are entitled to vote. Foreign nationals who have lived in Malawi for 7 years can also vote.


Malawian General Election Voting Live 2019

1. Malawi 2019 election campaigns reach fever pitch.

2. Malawi's president asks voters to hand him second and final term.

3. Vote-rigging claims, political violence mar Malawi campaigns.

4. Malawi’s 21 May Election: An opportunity to align politics with people’s needs.


The electoral system of Malawi

The President of Malawi is elected using the first-past-the-post system; the candidate that receives the most votes is the winner of the election. The 193 members of the National Assembly are also elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.


Malawi Parties and leaders

 

Party Candidate
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Peter Mutharika
United Transformation Movement (UTM) Saulos Chilima
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lazurus Chakwera
United Democratic Front (UDF) Atupele Muluzi
People’s Party (PP) Joyce Banda
Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) Enoch Chihana
Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) Chris Daza
Freedom Party (FP) Khumbo Kachali
Umodzi Party (UP) John Chisi
Tikonze People’s Movement (TPM) Cassim Chilumpha
Mbakuwaku Movement for Development Party (MMD) Peter Kuwani
People’s Transformation Party (PETRA) Kamuzu Chibambo
National Salvation Front (NASAF) Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri

Malawi past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Peter Mutharika Democratic Progressive Party 1,904,399 36.4
Lazarus Chakwera Malawi Congress Party 1,455,880 27.8
Joyce Banda People's Party 1,056,236 20.2
Atupele Muluzi United Democratic Front 717,224 13.7
Kamuzu Chibambo People's Transformation Party 19,360 0.4
Mark Katsonga Progressive Party Movement 15,830 0.3
John Chisi Umodzi Party 12,048 0.2
George Nnesa Tisinthe Alliance 11,042 0.2
James Nyondo National Salvation Front 10,623 0.2
Hellen Singh United Independent Party 9,668 0.2
Friday Jumbe Labour Party 8,819 0.2
Davis Katsonga Chipani cha Pfuko 7,454 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 56,695
Total 5,285,278 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,470,806 70.7