Malawi: 1999 National Assembly election results

Updated August 2008

The election was held on 15 June 1999 (Lodge et al 2002, 135).

Registered voters: 5 059 736

Alliance

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) formed an electoral alliance, which was joined by three smaller parties, the Mass Movement for the Young Generation (MM), the Sapitwa National Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party.

National results

Party Votes % votes Seats % seats
United Democratic Front (UDF) 2 124 999 47.30 93 48.44
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 1 518 548 33.80 66 34.38
Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) 474 215 10.56 29 15.10
Independents 319 936 7.12 4 2.08
Other political parties 54 459 1.21 0 0.00
Total 4 492 157 99.99 192 100.00

Table source

CMI 2006, 4.

Seat allocation by region

Party Seat allocation
North Central South Total
United Democratic Front (UDF) 1 16 76 93
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 4 54 8 66
Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) 28 1 0 29
Independents 0 1 3 4
Total 33 72 87 192

Table source

Lodge et al 2002, 136.

References

CMI 2006 The Institutional Context of the 2004 General Elections in Malawi, [www] [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 22 Aug 2008).

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.