ElectionGudie

June 23, 2020 Confirmed

Malawi

Republic of Malawi

Election for President

More Info:

Malawi: President, 23 June 2020

At Stake in this Election:

  • The office of the President of Malawi

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lazarus CHAKWERA (since 28 June 2020)
  • Head of Government: President Lazarus CHAKWERA (since 28 June 2020)
  • Assembly: Malawi has a unicameral National Assembly with 193 seats. Assembly members are elected in single-seat constituencies for five-year terms.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term[1].

Main candidates in this Election:

  • Peter MUTHARIKA
    • Party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
  • Lazarus CHAKWERA
    • Party: Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
  • Peter KUWANI
    • Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD)

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 21,196,629 (July 2020 est.) [2]
  • Registered Voters: 6,859,570 (2020) [3]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 10,704,147 (2020 est.) [4]
  • Is Malawi a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Malawi ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 March 1987) [5]
  • Gender Quota: No [6]
  • Female candidates in this election: No
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 44 (23%) (2019) [7]
  • Human Development Index Position: 172 (2018) [8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2019) [9]

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.) [10]

 

 

[7] Ibid.