ElectionGudie

May 21, 2019 Confirmed

Malawi

Republic of Malawi

Election for President

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:

  • The office of the President of Malawi

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:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.

Main candidates in this Election:

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: No
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 32 (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.)