Malawian presidential election dates and Voting Live

Last Modified: March 27, 2020 at 11:45 am

Malawian presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Malawian presidential election Dates 2020
Malawian presidential election Date: July 2, 2020​ 

Presidential elections in Malawi will be held on 2 July 2020, having originally been scheduled for 19 May. They follow the annulment of the results of the 2019 presidential elections.


Malawian presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020 

In the May 2019 general elections, incumbent President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was re-elected with 39% of the vote, defeating Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (35%) and Saulos Chilima of the United Transformation Movement (20%). The DPP also remained the largest party in the National Assembly, winning 62 of the 193 seats. However, the presidential election was challenged in court by Chakwera and Chilima, and in February 2020 the Constitutional Court annulled the presidential election results, citing evidence of irregularities, and ordered fresh elections be held within 150 days.

Parliament passed the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act (PPEA) Amendment Bill on 24 February, setting 19 May as the date for the new presidential elections and extending the terms of MPs and local councillors by one year to allow for harmonised presidential, parliamentary and local elections in 2025. In March the Malawi Electoral Commission announced a new election date, 2 July, one day before the 150-day limit to hold elections set by the Constitutional Court.


The Electoral system of Malawian

As a result of the Constitutional Court ruling, the President of Malawi will be elected using the two-round system, replacing the former first-past-the-post system used in 2019.


Malawian presidential election  Party and candidate 

President before election

Peter Mutharika
DPP

President

TBD


Malawian Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Malawian Elections Results 

Candidate

Party

Votes

%

 

Peter Mutharika

Democratic Progressive Party

1,940,709

38.57

 

Lazarus Chakwera

Malawi Congress Party

1,781,740

35.41

 

Saulos Chilima

United Transformation Movement

1,018,369

20.24

 

Atupele Muluzi

United Democratic Front

235,164

4.67

 

Peter Kuwani

Mbakuwaku Movement for Development

20,369

0.40

 

John Eugenes Chisi

Umodzi Party

19,187

0.38

 

Hadwick Kaliya

Independent

15,726

0.31

Invalid/blank votes

74,719

Total

5,105,983

100

Registered voters/turnout

6,859,570

74.44

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