Malawi: 1999 Presidential election results

Updated April 2007

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

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.

Voting statistics

Register voters 5 071 822
Votes cast 4 755 422
Turnout 93.76%
Valid votes 4 663 751
Invalid votes 91 671
% Invalid 1.93

Results

Candidate Party Votes % of Votes
Dr Bakili Muluzi United Democratic Front (UDF) 2 442 685 52.38
Gwanda Chakuamba Malawi Congress Party (MCP) & Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) 2 106 790 45.17
Kamlepo Kalua Malawi Democratic Party (MDP) 67 856 1.45
Bishop Daniel Kanfosi Nkhumbwe Congress for National Unity (CONU) 24 347 0.52
Dr Binga wa Mutharika United Party (UP) 22 073 0.47
Total 4 663 751 99.99

Table source

Malawi Electoral Commission 1999, cf Lodge et al 2002, 136.

Reference

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

MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION 1999 "National Presidential Results", copy of spreadsheet faxed to EISA's Dren Nupen by Nandini Patel.